Freixenet 2015 Cava Cuvée de Prestige is an unusual blanc de noirs assemblage of the Red Grenache grape & the native white Subirat Parent varietal
The genius of Prosecco lies in its enormous popularity. Prosecco’s message oozes lifestyle and goes above and beyond the appeal of just any sparkling wine.
There must be in everyone a love for Spanish Cava. Winejus tasted Huguet Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2009 starring the Parellada grape.
Clairette de Die is a naturally sparkling white wine, made of minimum of 75% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and generally only a tiny amount of Clairette Blanche grape. A wine called Clairette, but mainly made of Muscat Blanc, is a bit odd when you think about it.
Pascal Agrapart Complantée is an Extra Brut Champagne, a field blend of 6 varieties co-planted – or complantée in French – on a single parcel in the La Fosse vineyard in the village of Avize.
As a result of climate change, Champagne’s grapes are very ripe, with acidity decreasing in grape must. To preserve acidity, a winemaker can use no less than 7 grapes in Champagne, including the 4 forgotten ones.
A wine once enjoyed by Queen Victoria slipped under the wine radar until 20 years ago. Now one can easily say that Saint-Péray is bubbling and buzzing again.