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Marquis de la Tour

Marquis de la Tour
NV Brut Sparkling, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Marquis de la Tour
NV Brut Sparkling, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of apples in warm pastry, herbed stuffing, and popovers with honey butter with a glycerous, bright, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a fast dried apricot, glazed hot cross buns, and warm peach compote finish with moderate oak. A toasty sparkler with lots of autumnal chardonnay character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: apples in warm pastry, herbed stuffing, and popovers with honey butter
Taste Flavor: dried apricot, glazed hot cross buns, and warm peach compote
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty sparkler with lots of autumnal chardonnay character.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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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.