Familia Schroeder `Deseado` Natural Sweet Sparkling N.V.
Argentina is building a reputation for the production of sparkling wines that rivals its neighbour Uruguay. Most wines are made using the Champagne Method and Familia Schroeder have become known as sparkling specialists producing three different grape varietals including a dessert fizz. Using Torrontes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they emulate the French Champagne production and produce wines of exceptional quality and style.
These lands are magical - they hide astonishing mysteries! When construction began to build the winery a dinosaur was unearthed and in tribute to this 75million year giant, the name Saurus was given in tribute! Alpataco is a tyre puncturing shrub commonly found in the Monte Desert, which lies southeast of the Atacama Desert in Chile, north of the larger Patagonian Desert, and east of the Andes. Located at 39’ Latitude South in San Patricio del Chanar near Neuquen the Schroeder vineyards are planted on gravelly soils and combined with warm days and cool nights provide near perfect conditions for grape cultivation. This is a distinguished range of wines with intense aromas and elegant tannins, well structured and with the best characteristics of each vintage.
This sparkling Torrontés presents a youthful and appealing lemon colour with green tinges. Fresh and fruity on the nose, the aroma is delicate with amazing flowery notes. The mouthfeel is elegant with notes of ripe peach and apricot, three months age on the lees added body and depth of flavour to the wine. The natural sweetness is complemented by the zesty and refreshing acidity.
Enjoy on its own in the sunshine or perfect when matched with a fruit salad, baked Alaska or fresh raspberries.
Gold Medal awarded on the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.