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video review: wine of the week

9th December 2012

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Torres, Santa Digna Estelado Rosé Sparkling Wine NV, Chile
Champagne Canarde-Duchêne, Authentic Green NV, France
Nyetimber, Sparkling Wine Demi-Sec NV, England
It's the 9th of December and many people will be buying sparkling wines to drink over the festive season. These three examples, priced from £12.49 to £35.00, are all very good in their own right, but they are also highly unusual and offer the chance of trying something a bit different. The first is a sparkling rosé from Chile - in itself quite uncommon - but this is also made entirely from the rarely seen País grape, a Chilean speciality. The second is a Champagne, but one that comes from organically certified vineyards - a comparitive rarity in this region, and is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir. Finally, a new release from top English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber: it's a Demi-Sec, or 'half dry' style with 45g/l or residual sugar giving it fabulous sippability, but some dessert-matching potential too. The full reviews and more details of all three wines are in the video, as well as food-matching suggestions. Santa Digna, £12.49 Soho Wine Supplies, The Vineyard, Alfred the Grape, see all stockists in on wine-searcher. Canarde-Duchêne, £30 Oddbins, see all stockists in on wine-searcher. Nyetimber, £34.00 Harrods, see all stockists in on wine-searcher.

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