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Gruet Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Blancs

Gruet Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Blancs Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: The Blanc de Blancs offers an elegant opening and abundant flavors recalling sweet apples, pears and citrus. The three years of aging has contributed accents of roasted almonds and minerals. The palate is creamy and long, while retaining balanced flavors. The style is elegant, dry and crisp, with lots of complexity. Winemaker's Note: Only 1,000 cases produced, selected from the best chardonnay of the harvest. It tastes like French champagne from the Cote des Blancs, supremely elegant, sophisticated long finish and nice acidity. My favorite! Drink now though 2008.

Varietal Definition
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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