Znovin Classic Brut NV, Znojmo

Y’all know I’m a fan of bubbly wines… from great Champagnes to a nice Cava. So, when I visited Kitsilano Wine Cellars tonight and Kirk suggested this wine, I grabbed it. A new bubbly to try out? I was all over it.

We don’t get a lot of wines from the Czech Republic here in Vancouver, but I’ve heard great things, especially about the reds. The fact that this is a traditional Champagne method bubbly and that it’s made from a pretty unique varietal (Grüner Veltliner) that’s very popular in Austria (it’s their most widely planted grape) made it that much more of a surprise.

You know what I had it with? A burrito… and yep, it was a tasty match – try it some time. Apart from what it matches with (I’m thinking a lot), let’s get to what it was like. The nose is very complex for the price. It’s got honey, almond, apple, apricot and some citrus going on. A sip gives up bloody tasty toasty almond and lemony-apricot flavours with an edge that is very slightly sweet.

This is very tasty stuff for the money folks. Buy it and drink more bubbly. It’s good for the soul.

~$16 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 stars

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