220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202
Come try out a selection of Festive Fizz with Christina from Kysela! We have a selection of fun, unique, and off-the-beaten track bubbles to enjoy this New Years Eve! Stop by from 5-7p to taste and celebrate the end of another great year with us.
- Palacio de Bornos Frizzante Verdejo NV: The winery was founded in 1870 in the town of La Seca, in Rueda. In the late 19th Century, its wines were well known throughout Castilla, expanding both nationally and internationally during the 20th Century. Palacio de Bornos boasts 220 hectares of their own vineyards, in the towns of Rueda, Pollos and La Seca. This is a unique wine: 100% Verdejo from the Rueda region that is slightly fizzy! Very aromatic, with citrus, tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme. Fruity notes with anise and minerals, typical of the Verdejo grape. Fresh in the mouth, with an excellent balance between acidity and sweetness. This wine is a crowd pleaser that would be a great replacement for your standard Prosecco or Cava on New Years Eve!
- Rebuli Prosecco Rifermentato in Bottiglia “In Fondo” DOC: This is traditional Prosecco, refermented in the bottle with a natural yeast sediment at the bottom, very similar to a Pet-Nat, is how Prosecco was made prior to 1895. The vast majority of Prosecco is made via the Charmat method (over 355 million bottles in 2015) but recently, Rifermentato in Bottiglia Proseccos have seen a resurgence and have become easier to find here in America. There are now more than 30 producers making this cloudy and funky style, but it still a tiny percentage of the overall production (only 252,000 bottles in 2015, rising to 316,000 bottles in 2016). Rebuli is committed sustainability and use a combination of technology and tradition to create delicate and elegate wines. This Refermentato in Bottaiglia from Rebuli is a great introductory example of the style that has a complex aroma that develops depending on whether you shake the bottle and how long the yeast have been in contact with the wine. Perfect for celebrations, with pizza, sausage, or other fatty foods.
- Domaine de l’Ecu Ludwig Hahn Sparkling Brut NV: Ahead of its time, Le Domaine de l’écu has been certified as an organic agriculturist since 1975 and certified in Biodynamics since 1988 (Demeter Certified) for the whole of its 22 hectares. In addition, they have renounced all artificial technology in their cellars to break with the movement of standardization of wines and preserve the bond linking each one of their vats to a particular soil and a particular vintage. The domaine is located in the hamlet of Le Landreau in Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet’s best region of production. The family has been producing wine there for 5 generations, but current owner Guy Bossard defies the prevailing view that organic producers can’t make great wine. This Cremany de Loire is a blend of 45% Folle Blanche (Gros-Plant), 25% Chardonnay, 20% Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet), and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that is hand harvested, pressed lightly for first run juice and fermented “sur lie” at low temperature using indigenous yeasts. The finished still wine is fermented in the bottle for a second time with champagne yeasts. It is then left to age on the lees, or dead yeast, for at least a year before shipping as finished sparkling wine. Its long lasting bubbles are the result of this second fermentation. Complex, round, fruity and refreshing sparkling with citrus-like flavors and a full, fresh finish that lingers. It is an excellent wine for celebrations and festive meals.
- Rinaldi Brachetto d’ Acqui “Bricco Rioglio” 2015: Azienda Agricola Rinaldi Vini is located on the hills of Alto Monferrato, close to Acqui Terme, in the heart of one of the most precious areas of southern Piedmont. This family business was founded in 1961 by Oreste Rinaldi, and is run today by his son Andrea and his daughter Paola. The family has been producing wine for 40 years from their vineyards located on a particularly desirable area. All grapes are hand harvested with extreme care – quality starts in the vineyard. The single vineyard Bricco Rioglio is planted with Brachetto grapes and is limestone based with 15-year-old vines (Bricco is a “tea cup” in local dialect). The bouquet is delicate with scents of ripe red fruit and roses. Sweet and smooth flavors with lingering aromatic notes. There is a good balance between the sweetness and the freshness, which makes this wine very pleasant. Wines are meant to bring people together and Brachetto is one of those “fun wines” that encourages conversation and is perfect to pour at your next party!