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|SPARKLING ROSÉ Traditional method, California
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Bright pale salmon pink colour. Attractive, somewhat honeyed, faintly spicy, bright, ripe melon-plum-apple puree nose with some faint mineral notes. Dry, medium-light bodied, effervescent, ripe lemon citrus and plum-apple purée flavours with a lingering, crisp, very faintly toasty, effervescent finish. Pleasant and ready-to-drink. This ever changing blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier has 12% alcohol and 11 g/L residual sugar. Last appeared in Vintages (***) on June 10, 2017 at $35.95 and was Recommended. Currently available at the SAQ for $32.35 (#11565007).
Effervescent, Dry, Bright
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
|TASTING NOTE: This great value in sparkling wine comes from Domaine Chandon, the California arm of Chandon, the producers of Dom Perignon. It is a traditionally crafted wine produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and spends 12 months resting on the lees. The result is an elegant wine that delivers the bread-and-toast autolytic notes so beloved in wines produced through the Champagne method. Expect this to be balanced and approachable, with complex red fruit tones. Enjoy with seafood or duck. Score - 92 (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, June 17, 2017)
||vintages release - February 3, 2018
||179 (6 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent