Are you making holiday spritzes at home, but not what sparkling wine to pick? Our resident sommelier at Le Moné has your back, and is here to help you find the perfect bubbly for any spritz occasion. Marissa Reiser is a sommelier who has worked in some of New York’s top restaurants, including Lilia, Locanda Verde, Per Se, and most recently was a sommelier at Marea. She’s passionate about all wine, but she personally favors bubbly — and she’s going to share her top picks with you:
Take my advice here, you'll want to pour a couple ounces of Le Moné into your celebratory glass this year. As a sommelier I am always looking for a good reason to pop some bubbly. Each of these spritzes brings together two of my favorite things: sparkling wine and Le Moné. While these wines work for all types of spritzes, I love how they pair with the citrus and agave in this aperitif.
Aranleon Cava | For the spritz purist.This organic Spanish sparkling is done with the champagne method (metodo classico). It’s 50% Chardonnay and 50% Macabeo, and it's left on the lees for 11 months for added complexity. This organic dazzler has all the right notes to make Le Moné shine even brighter with beautiful white flowers and citrus notes on the nose. It’s fun and funky — on the palate there’s more lime, citrus, and green apple. It has a vibrant, lovely dry finish.
Le Summary: It’s for the purist who wants to pair a small batch organic wine that leans heavily on citrus in perfect complement to Le Moné’s organic agave and citrus profile.
Letrari Dosaggio Zero | For those who want less sugar. This Italian lesser known sparkling wine is made in the mountains of Trentino Alto Adige. In its purest form, this champagne-method wine is made up of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. This Trentodoc is pure and persistent on the palate with a clean and tart finish. Perfectly paired with charcuterie, shellfish, and of course Le Moné. It’s super dry with no residual sugar, making it crispy and refreshing, and the least likely to leave you with a hangover after a long spritz session.
Le Summary: If you want low sugar or low hangover and super refreshing, this is the perfect sparkling wine to pair with Le Moné’s low alcohol and lower sugar and calorie profile.
Bisol Jeio Prosecco NV | For those who want a classic.This is a lively prosecco produced in the Veneto region of Italy, done in the charmat method (making the wine more fruit forward!). Prosecco is the classic pairing for most of the popular spritzes you see, and it pairs just as well with Le Moné’s fresh citrus profile. This affordable sparkling wine will give you notes of stone fruit and pineapple with a creamy minerality. It has plenty of fizz on the palate (the most bubbly of the three wines here!), and lots of fruit with a nice saline finish.
Le Summary: This is for anyone looking for a classic spritz. It’s cheap, but cheerful with tons of bubbles for a fun holiday feel, and a fruit forward profile.ORDER LE MONÉ NOW