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La Grange aux Filles

La Grange aux Filles
NV Cuvée Bulles Sparkling Rosé, Cremant de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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La Grange aux Filles
NV Cuvée Bulles Sparkling Rosé, Cremant de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Pale salmon orange color. Yeasty aromas of croissant with apple butter, orange zest, and hay with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-length fresh ripe apricot and almond tea cake finish with well-integrated, silky tannins. A toasty, full bodied Cremant.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: croissant with apple butter, orange zest, and hay
Taste Flavor: fresh ripe apricot and almond tea cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Country Paté, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty, full bodied Cremant.

The Producer

Terre de Vignerons

The Producer
17/19 Route des Vignerons
Landerrouat, 33790
France
33 -556613373

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.