Full Review

Marquis de la Tour

Marquis de la Tour
NV Ice Sparkling, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other French Sparkling Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11% RS: .45%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.99

Marquis de la Tour
NV Ice Sparkling, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other French Sparkling Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11% RS: .45%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of butter on toast, petrol, rubber cement, pineapple sherbet, and grilled corn with a glycerous, bright, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and a brisk pears in confectioner’s sugar and orange juice finish. A buttery sparkler to serve well-chilled.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: butter on toast, petrol, rubber cement, pineapple sherbet, and grilled corn
Taste Flavor: pears in confectioner's sugar and orange juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food, on its own and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A buttery sparkler to serve well-chilled.

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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Other French Sparkling Wine

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine is a time-honored tradition in France. The most famous is Champagne, from the eponymous region in the northeast reaches of the country, but there are other excellent examples. These include sparking wines from Alsace, Burgundy and Loire; they are known as "cremant" or "mousseux" and are made in styles ranging from dry to medium sweet. They can be made in white or rosé styles, although there are a few red versions (Bourgogne Mousseux is the term for sparkling red Burgundy).

There are also sparkling wines made in regions such as the Jura, Rhone Valley and Bordeaux.