Full Review

Schlumberger

Schlumberger
2012 Brut Gold, Austria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.7%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Schlumberger
2012 Brut Gold, Austria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.7%
Pale emerald straw color. Bright, interesting aromas and flavors of peanut brittle and lime custard tart with an even, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, relaxed honeyed tangerine and ripe nectarine finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very tasty, very fruity crowd pleasing sparkling wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: peanut brittle and lime custard tart
Taste Flavor: honeyed tangerine and ripe nectarine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Fried Catfish Sandwich, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, very fruity crowd pleasing sparkling wine.

The Producer or Importer

Niche Import Co.

The Producer or  Importer
45 Horsehill Road, Suite 106A
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
USA
1 973-993-8450

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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.