Over the holidays I was gifted with a bottle of bubbly unfamiliar to me. Described as “Russian champagne”, it sat in my fridge waiting to be sampled. Last night I opened it and shared an early New Year’s toast with a friend who had tasted it before in his travels to Eastern Europe.
This is one of the loveliest bubblies I’ve tasted. It has a slightly floral nose, almost as if it’s been sprinkled with a bit of St. Germain and rosewater. Though it’s a bit on the sweeter side, the sweetness is a fruity one not a sugary one. We went through this happily, wishing we had another bottle. I will be thanking my friend not just for the lovely gift of the bottle, but more for introducing me to what will surely be a favorite celebratory beverage.
I just hope The Candy Store carries this.