NV Rack and Riddle North Coast, California Brut
Bright, fresh and frothy, this is a delightful sparkling wine from California’s North Coast region.
Country: United States
Brand: Rack & Riddle
About This Wine:
“The sparkling wine process may take a little longer — well, maybe a lot longer — than many still wines, but it is well worth it to have and share the bubbly experience,” she enthuses. And when one tastes the Rack & Riddle North Coast Brut, it’s obvious that Gadd-Coster takes no short-cuts.
The labor-intensive process is built right into the Rack & Riddle name. “Racking” simply involves moving wine from one vessel to another. “Riddling” involves the gradual tilting of each bottle neck-down, rotating it in small increments. As the angle of tilt increases, gravity draws the sediment into the neck, from which it can be removed.
“Rack & Riddle Brut, with its fine mousse and finish that begs for another sip, pairs well with virtually any food,” Gadd-Coster says. “My personal favorite is pairing bubbly with caviar on potato chips with crème fraiche — yum!”