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Antech

Antech
2015 Cuvée Eugénie Sparkling, Crémant de Limoux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
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Antech
2015 Cuvée Eugénie Sparkling, Crémant de Limoux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Straw green color. Aromas of ripe bosc pear, honey, apple blossom, dandelion, freshly risen dough, and slate with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long lemon and lime zest, pineapple, and toffee finish. A cheerful Cremant with great texture and generous fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: ripe bosc pear, honey, apple blossom, dandelion, freshly risen dough, and slate
Taste Flavor: lemon and lime zest, pineapple, and toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Marcona Almonds, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cheerful Cremant with great texture and generous fruit.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
11 NW Lava Rd.
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

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.