A well-balanced true Champagne sparkling
Sparkling wine can only be labeled as "Champagne" if it hails from the historic Champagne region of France, and adheres to strictly regulated guidelines. These rules dictate numerous aspects of the wine-making process including (but not limited to) usable grape types, vineyard pruning methods and maximum yields, the amount of juice pressed from the grapes, secondary bottle fermentation and lees aging requirements. Not an easy process! Sparkling wines made using these methods, but outside the region of Champagne often boasts "Traditional Method" or "Méthod Champenoise" labels to indicate the laborious steps used, however they still cannot claim the Champagne marker.
Grapes: 30% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
Aging: 18 years on the lees
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Tasting Notes: Crisp apple, peach and pear notes are balanced by a soft, round finish, making for an elegant, lush, true Champagne sparkler.
Food Suggestions: Seafood, chicken, tofu, eggs, Asian dishes
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