Located in Vrigny, this small Champagne house of 8.7 hectares, which has the organic and biodynamic certifications, is producing elegant bubbles from premier cru vineyards. Tradition is a blend of 65% Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay with 70% from the 2014 vintage blended with reserve wine. Tangy acidity balanced by complex notes of brioche and red currants with a delicate and fine mousse that caresses the taste buds. Well-integrated dosage and a lingering finish.
MFV’s inaugural sparkler yields a stream of fine bubbles and a persistent mousse, forward orchard notes with pear, green apple and touches of mineral and citrus in the finish, leesy notes and well textured with a creamy, lingering end.
From one of the Okanagan Valley’s few dedicated sparkling wine estates, a cooler site tucked under the west side mountains. A very lively stream of fine bubbles with a good mousse. Citrus and nutty notes on top followed by a mouth-filling palate of dark cherry and citrus with excellent depth and texture, definite “pinosity” and good length with juicy acidity before lingering cherry chocolate and zest on the finish.
A very appealing and refreshing delightfully effervescent Charmat method sparkler. A blend of Riesling (70%) and Chardonnay (30%) presents with a persistent and lively mousse before a crisp, mouth-filling palate of citrus and tropical flavours wrapped in bright acidity through a gently toasty finish.
Certified organic and biodynamic sparkling wine from higher elevation plantings in Cataluña. Aged on the lees for 18 months. This blend of Garnacha, Parellada and Macabeu is medium salmon in the glass. It sports a fine stream with a frothy mousse before lifted red berries with a crisp clean strawberry and raspberry toned palate with a touch of brioche. Excellent organic value.
So pale it is almost clear, with ample fine mousse. Reticent nose hinting of lemons and limes. Quite tart, tastes like an unsweetened lemon pie, complete with the marshmallowy taste of the meringue. Drink now.