In keeping true to my word and sampling some French wines for 2017, I tried this sparkler recently that knocked my socks off. First, a few things I learned and what you may already know about French sparkling wines. In order to be called Champagne, the grapes need to originate from the Champagne region, otherwise it’s called sparkling wine. Blanc de Blancs is made entirely from white grapes. Demi-sec means “half-dry.” Brut means “very dry.” This wine does have a slight touch of sweetness, but don’t let that turn you off. It leaves a little moisture in your mouth after you sip it whereas a Brut can sometimes give you cotton mouth. This is a very fruit forward wine, but I have to admit that I mixed in some OJ to make mimosas with it so I can’t tell you much more than that other than it is delicious! My other tasters all agreed.
This can be purchased from Binny’s for $6.99. In terms of value, this wine tops the charts!! I strongly suggest buying this by the case ($79.69 for a case of 12 people!!) for celebrations such as a milestone birthday, wedding or shower. If you’re just buying a bottle, you don’t need to save it for a celebration. Sparkling wine is so versatile. It pairs well with many foods such as sushi, oysters, lobster, fried foods, chicken, omlets and strawberries. The bubbles make it feel extra special, but don’t let that stop you from drinking it regularly. For the price you can afford to spring for this whenever the mood strikes.
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷 out of 4
Cheers my dears!
Murch, Steve. “Pairing Wine And Food: 25 Great Champagne Pairings.” BigOven Blog.
Teague, Lettie. “Blanc de Blancs: The Wine Insiders’ Favorite Champagne.” Wall Street Journal.