Wine Tasting, July 10, 2021; Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine & Champagne

NV Lambert de SeysselPetit RoyalOn sale for $19.99Savoie / France60% MOLETTE, 40% ALTESSEThis light, floral sparkling wine is aged for 10 months on the lees before being bottled and undergoing secondary fermentation. The wine is then aged an additional two years in bottle
2012 ForeauVouvray Brut “Traditionnelle”On sale for $34.99Vouvray, Loire Valley / France100% CHENIN BLANCSourced from young vine fruit which is picked early in order to retain acidity, this “vin mousseux” spends four years on the lees, which imparts richness and complexity.
2009 Pol Roger  Brut MillesimeOn sale for $79.99Epernay, Champagne / France60% PINOT NOIR, 40% CHARDONNAYPowerful, vivid red fruit flavors mingle with chalky mineral notes in this rare, vintage Champagne. This bottling was aged in Pol Roger’s cellars for 8 years prior to release.
NV Pierre SparrCrémant d’Alsace Brut RoseOn sale for $19.99Alsace / France100% Pinot NoirSparr ages their Cremant Rose for 18 months on the lees prior to release. This bottling emphasizes tart red fruits and toasty, brioche-like characters.