Some say Champagne is overrated, others swear by it as the ultimate expression of sparkling wine. All I know is that Comte Hugues de La Bourdonnaye is hella good and is still within a reasonable price range. With its deeper, golden color, high minerality, and full and developed aromas of brioche, yellow apple, orange peel, honey, and hazelnut it stands out in the crowd.
Hiding behind a spot-on label designed by Gothenburg based tattoo artist Maja-Lisa Bekken is this sparkling pét-nat dream from the urban winery Wine Mechanics (Gothenburg). Punch in the face freshness mixed with minimal natural funkyness, a wild ride compounded by berries, watermelon, peach, and blood grapefruit.