N.V. Varichon & Clerc Privilege Blanc de Blancs

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Cremant de Limoux
Country: France
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$9.95
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ANOTHER LAWC SUPERB SPARKLING WINE VALUE!!

Winery Notes:
Winemaker Notes:
Located in the hilly pre-alps between Lyon and Geneva, Varichon & Clerc have been continually producing classic "Methode Champenoise" wines since 1901! Local grapes, such as Altesse and Molette, are skillfully blended with judicious amounts of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Maccabeu to fashion this very elegant wine. This is a smooth and creamy sparkler with flavors of gentle pear, apple, vanilla and toast. In short, this wine marries high quality and a low price.

Grape varities:
Blend of Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Chenin, Chardonnay and Jacquère. The proportion of each grape variety necessarily changes each year to maintain the House style.

Winemaking:
After a meticulous selection of the base wines, our winemaking team carefully created the blend of Privilège Blanc de Blancs. This “still” blend was bottled together with a “liqueur de tirage”- a mix composed of sugar and selected yeasts. Into the bottle, sugars were consumed by the yeast which transformed them into alcohol and also naturally released carbonic gas which made the bubbles into the wine. Each bottle was then aged for 15 months “sur lattes”, which added aromatic complexity to the wine. A brut dosage gave the final touch to this elegant cuvee.

Tasting notes:
This pale and brillant gold wine has white fruit aromas with numerous fine bubbles. The palate is elegant, longlasting and well balanced between freshness and fruit. Lively mineral attack giving way to aromas of white flowers and exotic fruit.

Food and wine pairing:
Perfect for the aperitif, with a hot or cold starter, fish or white meat dishes. Also very suitable with cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.