Made by Julie is a French sparkling wine created by Julie Rispal, who spent 15 years working with one of the top wine merchants in Bordeaux. She was disappointed in the ever-increasing prices of champagne and a lack of quality in sparkling wine competitors. She created MBJ to bridge the gap between the fine taste and effervescence of Champagne with a price tag closer to a Prosecco. Each 750 ml clear glass bottle of this sparkling white wine is made using MBJ’s unique bottling process to ensure a glass full of beautiful, pearling bubbles just like your favorite high-end champagne. A bold, graphic black and gold label adds to the high-end appeal.
On popping open the cork, a shower of fine bubbles rises and pops, exactly the kind of fun and fizz we want from a sparkling wine! The aroma of the wine is fresh and sour, and hints at a refreshing glass ahead. The taste delivers on what the scent promises! Although this wine has an 11% ABV, we thought it overall had a sweet, juicy grape taste. It would be easy to forget we were drinking alcohol at all! MBJ is crisp and flavorful, with the typical “bitterness” and sourness of wine only coming through after a few sips. This sparkling wine was delicious on its own for those who like a fine, fruity sparkling wine with lots of bubbles.
We could also see the sweet and refined flavor being an excellent mixer for some bubbly cocktails! MBJ said they set out to bridge the gap between the sophisticated flavors of champagne and the affordability of Prosecco, and we think they’ve succeeded! This sparkling wine felt just as special and delicious as a glass of champagne, and at a much lower price point (which we think makes it a great choice for entertaining!)
For more information visit MBJ’s website.