Champagne may be the leading lady of sparkling wines, but it is not exclusively the only drink worth popping at celebrations.
Sparkling wines hold their own worth when it comes to getting the party started. Note that most sparkling wines are made in the Champagne method, via a second fermentation in the bottle, but only those from the Champagne region of France can legally be classified as Champagne.
While Nigerians are definitely in love with the sound of popping champagne bottles, they have also found love for these three sparkling wines.
Three Sparkling Wines Nigerians Love
Veuve Du Vernay hit the Nigerian sparkling wine market from sheer obscurity, but has risen to become one of the most sought after brands.
The sparkling wine is a popular feature at weddings, and the lovely white and pink-coated bottle just helps it blend in beautifully with the ceremonial surroundings.
Veuve Du Vernay Ice Rose is a beautiful, light pink wine with numerous, fine, sparkling bubbles. On the nose, it is fruity with prominent notes of wild berries. The drink is well-balanced, full-bodied with good fruit and a fine acidic aftertaste which gives a lovely freshness.
Due to the sweet palate of Nigerians, its fruity character makes it a really enticing wine. Best drunk within 1 year from purchase to enjoy freshness and fruitiness. Serve this well-chilled, or with ice cubes.
Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose is simply a party in a bottle. Popularly known as Martini Rose among lovers of the wine, the wine is a combination of fun and sweetness. Not only does it come from the iconic brand Martini & Rossi, it lives up to the full glory of its name.
There is something absolutely delicious about this wine! From the fruity and refreshing mouth feel to the not-too-sweet palate, with mouthwatering flavours of strawberries and raspberries, Martini Rose is everything a sparkling wine should be.
Winemaker Giorgio Castagnotti describes the beguiling shade as “Disco Pink.” You never know what description you will give this beauty of a wine when you encounter it at the many festive occasions in the country.
Andre Rose has found a way to remain relevant among the various brands of sparkling Rose wines in the country. This is another beautiful sparkling rose wine that has become quite popular among the young generation in Nigeria.
The tenacity of Andre Rose makes it sync beautifully with the new youth culture in the country. The wine is an original blend with a semi-sweet taste and a brisk fruity aromas, coupled with pleasing cranberry essences. Andre Rose California Sparkling Wine is a complete party starter. It’s floral and fruity effervescent is bursting with seductive strawberry flavours. Fresh, grapey notes linger on in the finish, making it perfect for the Nigerian that loves to party.