Sparkling wines to welcome in the New Year with a pop

Crémant du Jura Brut, Domaine de Montbourgeau review

JUST when you thought you’d had your fill of celebrations, a new year beckons and it’s time to start all over again. Here’s some sparkling wines to help your 2013 go out with a snap crackle and a hand-clapping pop.

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG (£7.29) Aldi has a frizz-frazz of light bubbles with delicate apples and pears on the nose and to taste. The Co-operative Prosecco Special Cuvée Brut (£5 from £9.99 until Dec 31) is one of the best deals, delivering both on price and taste. The wine is full of apples and will-o’ the-wisp almonds.
An online choice is Ombra Prosecco Frizzante NV (£9.99, www.virginwines.co.uk) where nectarines and tangerines play alongside ripe pears on the nose, and deliver a consistent bubble.

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