Creamy, apply, doughy effervescence

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Brand NameSaint-Hilaire
Wine NameBlanquette de Limoux
Vintage (Year)2006
AVABlanquette de Limoux
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Italian White
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating7 (on a scale of 1-10)

Looking for something new, I choose to go with this Blanquette de Limoux, which is the first sparkling wine on record. It is over 90% Mauzac grape, which yields an apple taste somewhere between Red Delicious with a hint of Granny Smith. This is a brut, or extra-extra dry wine, and it also has a very doughy taste to it, akin to baking rolls in the oven.

While others may differ, I think that this wine is very limited in what you can pare it with, as the dough aspect of it detracts from any and all flavors.

The color is pale gold, and this wine produces a lot of bubbles.

This wine would be winner for those that like a very dry bubbly, but it just isn't it for me.


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