Full Review

Maison de Joie

Maison de Joie
NV Methode Champenoise Brut, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
Best Buy

Maison de Joie
NV Methode Champenoise Brut, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Pale old gold color. Inviting, fruity aromas of underripe peach, lemon coulis and cantaloupe, apricot marmalade, and vanilla whipped creme with a round, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-length peach skins, pickled melon, and citrus relish finish with fine, fruit, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A snappy and peachy number for special daytime parties or summer soirees.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: underripe peach, lemon coulis and cantaloupe, apricot marmalade, and vanilla whipped creme
Taste Flavor: peach skins, pickled melon, and citrus relish
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A snappy and peachy number for special daytime parties or summer soirees.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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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.