With the WSET Sparkling Wines of the World Diploma exam on the horizon, this bottle was sacrificed for a study session.
A tradition in the Loire Valley since 1886, this sparkling wine is 100% Chenin Blanc and produced in the traditional method.
Bright and clear, it’s pale gold and has light legs with an energetic mousse. The developing nose offers medium aromas of nutty pear, toast and green apple.
The palate is dry with the tiniest tickle of RS, a solid, medium acidity, medium minus body and average alcohol. Medium intense flavours of yellow and green apple, white pear, hazelnut and hints of creamy dough show through and end with a medium finish.
WSET Good sparkling wine and completely suitable for a lazy long Easter weekend with friends on Saltspring Island, paired with fresh guacamole with cilantro, lime and tortilla chips.
Picture credit – Mike Woods Photography