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Gratien & Meyer

Gratien & Meyer
NV Brut Sparkling, Crémant de Loire AOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Gratien & Meyer
NV Brut Sparkling, Crémant de Loire AOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
Straw color. Aromas of flaky croissant, toasted walnut, herb butter, and heirloom apple with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a stimulating, medium-long honeycomb and white strawberry finish. A buoyant cremant that dances across the palate before delivering a richly layered finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: flaky croissant, toasted walnut, herb butter, and heirloom apple
Taste Flavor: honeycomb and white strawberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A buoyant cremant that dances across the palate before delivering a richly layered finish.

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Brut

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Brut is a term that defines dryness levels in sparkling wines; it is most famously used for Champagne, but it is a common term used around the world for most sparkers.

While Brut means "dry" for all intents and purposes, it can actually be off-dry or even lightly sweet. The definition of Brut for Champagne is between 0-12 grams of residual sugar, so Brut actually describes a range of sensations.

No matter how dry a Brut sparkling wine actually is in technical terms, it is generally dry enough to serve at the dinner table with most foods.