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Bricoleur Vineyards

Bricoleur Vineyards
NV Flying By The Seat Of Our Pants Brut Sparkling Wine, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.38% RS: 0.80%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Bricoleur Vineyards
NV Flying By The Seat Of Our Pants Brut Sparkling Wine, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.38% RS: 0.80%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of baked apple and pear, chestnut honey on sourdough toast, marzipan, and caramelized citrus with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of peach and kiwi skins and roasted citrus with no oak flavor. Dry, mature-seeming California sparkler moonlighting in the style of Blanc de Noir Champagne.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & New World
Aroma Aroma: baked apple and pear, chestnut honey on sourdough toast, marzipan, and caramelized citrus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach and kiwi skins and roasted citrus
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dry, mature-seeming California sparkler moonlighting in the style of Blanc de Noir Champagne.

The Producer

Bricoleur Vineyards

The Producer

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.