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Willamette Valley Vineyards

Willamette Valley Vineyards
2015 Brut Sparkling , Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Willamette Valley Vineyards
2015 Brut Sparkling , Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: <1%
Medium straw color. Aromas of fallen green apple and grape with a lean, tart, petillant, dry medium body and a smooth, delightful, brisk kaffir lime, underripe green apple, and toast finish. A racy sparkling with acid to spare for opening up the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fallen green apple and grape
Taste Flavor: kaffir lime, underripe green apple, and toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy sparkling with acid to spare for opening up the palate.

The Producer

Willamette Valley Vineyards

The Producer
8800 Enchanted Way SE
Turner, OR 97392
USA
1 503-588-9463

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.