Paso Doble Sparkling Wine Collection Release

A collection of three high-quality sparkling wines just in time for the holidays!

Today Paso Robles winery Vino Vargas released their collection of Paso Doble sparkling wines. The 2019 vintage collection consists of three premium sparklers made at the winery in the classic Méthode Champenoise style. The collection consists of:

* Paso Doble, Brut Blanc de blanc (100% Chardonnay)

* Paso Doble, Brut Blanc de noir (100% Pinot Noir)

* Paso Doble, Brut Rosé (a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)

Vino Vargas, along with several other producers, have focused on bringing a sparkling wine cachet and experience to Paso Robles wine country. Winemaker Pedro Vargas has written a book on the subject of making méthode champenoise sparkling wine which is available on Amazon (1). “Our goal is to help make Paso Robles not just a wine tourism destination, but a sparkling wine destination as well,” said Vargas.

The release of the Paso Doble sparkling wine collection provides consumers with a very traditional line-up and thrusts Vino Vargas into this highly popular wine segment that previously only Napa and Sonoma were known for. According to data from Nielsen which tracks wine sales and trends, sparkling wine sales figures for the 52-week ending in September were up 12% year on year. At the same time, production of sparkling wine has been driven by small wineries like Vino Vargas who joins a domestic group of 614 producers in the US.

Each bottle of Paso Doble is handmade and aged for 12 months before disgorging. Popping the cork reveals light and fine bubbles with lingering mousse (foam) on par with some of the more popular champagnes. Traditional pairings like oysters and brie still hold true but sommelier Vicky Vargas suggests to be creative during this pandemic. “I believe bubbles are an everyday thing and there is no need to wait for a special pairing,” said Vargas. “Try them with spicy foods or a nice home-made pizza, really anything goes and you can’t go wrong when you start with a delicious sparkling wine.”

Post Covid-19, the winery will offer a sparkling wine tasting experience. Until then, the wines are available by the bottle for shipping or pickup at the winery. Order online at www.vinovargas.com. Each wine retails for $48 and wine club members receive a discounted price depending on their club membership.

(1) Pedro Vargas’ book Stars in a Glass is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stars-Glass-M%C3%A9thode-Champenoise-Sparkling/dp/1734664401

About Vino Vargas and Paso Doble sparkling wine
Vino Vargas is a boutique winery in San Miguel that produces a collection of white and red wines and specializes in traditional sparkling wine production. Paso Doble sparkling wine is made in the traditional method known as Méthode Champenoise and all of the production steps take place at the winery. You can learn more about the winery and Paso Doble at www.vinovargas.com

Source: Vino Vargas