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Maison de Grand Esprit

Maison de Grand Esprit
NV L’Être Magique, Cremant de Bourgogne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .12%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20

Maison de Grand Esprit
NV L’Être Magique, Cremant de Bourgogne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .12%
Pale old gold color. Aromas of clover blossom, butter, heirloom apple, strawberry-banana yogurt, thyme, white chocolate drizzled tropical fruit, and toasted coconut with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length flaky biscuit, dried pineapple, white strawberry, and honeysuckle finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A flavorful Cremant with a great balance of fruit, toasty lees, and subtle herbs.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: clover blossom, butter, heirloom apple, strawberry-banana yogurt, thyme, white chocolate drizzled tropical fruit, and toasted coconut
Taste Flavor: flaky biscuit, dried pineapple, white strawberry, and honeysuckle
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavorful Cremant with a great balance of fruit, toasty lees, and subtle herbs.

The Producer or Importer

Treasury Wine Estates

The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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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.