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Bichat

Bichat
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Bichat
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Buttery aromas of bear claw pastry, apple compote, dried apricot, and crisp linen with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery parker rolls, lime blossom, honeycomb cereal, and lemon loaf finish with soft tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty sparkler for a crowd.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: bear claw pastry, apple compote, dried apricot, and crisp linen
Taste Flavor: parker rolls, lime blossom, honeycomb cereal, and lemon loaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty sparkler for a crowd.

The Importer

G.K. Skaggs

The Importer
100 Pacifica, Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
USA
1 949-752-1500

Their Portfolio

Champagne Brut NV

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.