Veuve de Cauvigny


Veuve de Cauvigny

Appellation   "Blanc de Blancs" extra dry organic sparkling wine             

Color and alcohol      white                                12% vol

Grape varieties          100% chardonnay

Comments of the cellarman
- Golden yellow color
- Veryfine bubbles
- Nose expressing citrus and fresh fruit
- Sharp and pure start in mouth, evolving into silk

Vinification
Parcel maturity control.
Harvest by night in order to keep the aromas of the grapes.
The grapes are directly pressed, then naturally clarified at cold temperature during 48 hours.
Alcoholic fermentation is done between 15° and 18° C, in stainless steel tanks, during 3 weeks.
Then a second fermentation in tank stirred by the "liqueur de tirage" (sugar and yeast),
called "prise de mousse" as the bubbles are created in that process, takes place for over 10 months.
Wine is then refined with a "liqueur de dosage" to convey the extra dry characteristic.

Food pairing     apéritif, dessert.

Vintage year(s) presently available for sale: 2015

Rewards        recommended by the 2012 edition of Le Petit Futé

Cellaring potential   1 to 3 years

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