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Mousseux Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Oh, be some other name - What's in a name? That which we call Champagne by any other name would taste as sweet (or as dry). It's time to think Pink - sparkling Pink Bubbly, full of fun and zest. Our Bubbly is as bubbly as bubbles get. It was made just like they made Bubbly in the good old days, the "methode traditionale" which means that the wine was actually made in the bottle, taking two years of patient aging before release. Composed of equal amounts of Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, the nose tickles the taste buds with bright fruit and sherbert. Somewhere between Brut and Extra Dry, the wine tastes of cherries and fresh raspberries wrapped up in a toasty and creamy finish. The balance is as perfect as balance can be.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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