Full Review

Le Grand Noir

Le Grand Noir
NV Brut Reserve, Languedoc AOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
Best Buy

Le Grand Noir
NV Brut Reserve, Languedoc AOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1.2%
Yellow straw color. Citrusy, green, herbal aromas and flavors of buddha’s hand, cider apples, nectarine pit, and aloe and herbs with a supple, tart, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, snappy finish evoking shades of lemons and grassy earth with no oak flavor. A racy, mouthwatering sparkler that will work well with shellfish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Funky
Aroma Aroma: Buddha's hand, cider apples, nectarine pit, and aloe and herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of lemons and grassy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Octopus, Oysters With Mignonette, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy, mouthwatering sparkler that will work well with shellfish.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.