What’s in the glass tonight January 1st – Crémant de Bourgogne


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Off Topic: Charles Ninot Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc Brut NV 

Cremant de Bourgogne is the appellation for the white and rose sparkling wines of Burgundy, made predominantly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in the methode traditionelle. Created in October 1975 to complement Bourgogne Mousseux (the title for sparkling red wines), the appellation is now applied to more than 13 million bottles of wine every vintage. I can’t find any information online about the producer.

Pale gold colour. 12% alc.

This was my first opportunity to taste this sparkling wine style. It showed a bready yeasty nose, quite lively, not so ripe. There were soft fine bubbles, with a strong line of citrus on the palate, with underlying bread notes. There was the expected sweet and fresh entry, but the balance and ripeness of the wine was spoiled somewhat by a bitter finish reminiscent of spoiled apple. To my taste not an aperitif wine, but could accompany shellfish.

Fair  – 80 points

What’s in the glass tonight November 21st – Bubbles!


Cava

Off Topic: Torre Oria Cava Brut NV

12% alc.

Torre Oria Cava Brut is made in the traditional Champagne method from a blend of still wines that have been aged for 18 months before undergoing secondary fermentation.

Boasts a bold stream of bubbles. Ripe notes of stonefruit, apple and citrus with mild yeasty notes, which leads to a fresh finish. Not as crisp as others. Very similar to a Kiwi brut like Lindauer.

A good quaffer while L and I waded through the box set of the excellent first season of True Detective…

BTG 3+

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