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Le Grand Courtâge

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grande Cuvee Blanc de Blancs Brut, France

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grande Cuvee Blanc de Blancs Brut, France

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
Pale straw green color. Herbal aromas of marsh grass, chamomile, and fresh lemons with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a breezy lemon gelato and raw Marcona almond finish with fine, fruit tannins. A relaxed sparkler for everyday celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: marsh grass, chamomile, and fresh lemons
Taste Flavor: lemon gelato and raw Marcona almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Goat Cheese, Waldorf Salad, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A relaxed sparkler for everyday celebrations.

The Producer

Le Grand Courtage

The Producer
1281 Westwood Blvd, Ste 107
Los Angeles, CA 90024
USA
1 310-503-0067

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.