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Tête de cuvee literally means ‘head blend’, which in this case can be a touch misleading since the wine is purely Chenin Blanc. The ‘blend’ refers to multiple vintages which creates a consistent tasting product from one year to the next (that’s the secret of Champagne as well). They’ve labelled it Brut (dry) but there is a touch of sweetness which is lovely alongside the toasty notes. Nicely balanced and a great finish. At $16, I’d buy several bottles of this to have on hand for drop-in guests. Try it with or without food. (Northof9finewine, April 2011)
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Lemon to pale gold colour. This sparkling chenin blanc gives off citrussy aromas followed by lightly toasted bread and apples. The palate is lively with a medium aggressive mousse, dry but soft. Flavours of lemon peel, ripe apple, orange glaze and brioche are followed by a toasty/oaky finish. Im not sure if the cuvee spent any time in oak, but some wood notes are present on the finish. Very delicious with a touch of caramel that also lingers. Enjoy with rich hors dourves or on its own. Tasted June '11.
This is a lovely sparkler that won’t hurt the pocket book. Green apple notes dominate the nose. Palate offers layers of green apple, citrus, while a slight mineral edge on the finish. Great acidity, very food friendly.
(tasted August 2011)
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