Top 10 sparkling wines of 2018

5 Cantine Monfort, Monfort Riserva Brut, Trentodoc, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 2012          

Undeservedly little-known beyond Italy’s borders is the brilliance of fizz from Trentino-Alto Adige. Using predominantly Chardonnay, but also Pinot Noir from vineyards in the foothills of the Dolomites, the traditional-method sparkling wine from this beautiful part of Italy is termed Trentodoc. It is this style of fizz from this area that creates Italy’s best-seller, Ferrari, which is the hugely respected Moët-equivalent of this Mediterranean nation.

But in the spirit of identifying something that bit more obscure, this year’s Sparkling Masters gave its ultimate accolade of Master to a top Trentodoc from Cantine Monfort. Exciting the judges was this wine’s delicious combination of a creamy texture, and a slightly honeyed ripe pineapple character, along with a citrus-zest finish. A delicious find, although it is at the pricier end of Trentodoc.

Approximate retail price: £23

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