Not shallow at all, @laura! All part of the aesthetic experience! My other half also loves this bottle design (it’s quite similar to the Cremant de Jura bottle shape, from Aldi)…
In reply to your question- we did both, and I think it can be terrific both as a ‘sip-on-its-own’, and as accompaniment to food. From memory, we had it with pasta puttanesca, and it worked beautifuly with the ‘dock yard’ smells and flavours of this dish (my husband’s favourite pasta dish… nothing to do with the name, I hasten to add!!). I think more people should give it a go. Red sparkling, in general!
There’s a Portugese sparkling red I got my eye on, in one of our local wine shops… I’ll have to try it out this summer, methinks!
Sorry, this was a loooong reply…!