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La Cle de la Femme

La Cle de la Femme
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$35.99

La Cle de la Femme
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Light light gold color. Yeasty aromas of wet hay, alfalfa, and rising dough with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long yellow apple compote, wet stones, and lemon pepper finish with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A yeasty, crunchy NV Champagne for celebratory toasts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: wet hay, alfalfa, and rising dough
Taste Flavor: yellow apple compote, wet stones, and lemon pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spiced Popcorn, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A yeasty, crunchy NV Champagne for celebratory toasts.

The Producer or Importer

Latitude Beverage Company

The Producer or  Importer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

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.