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Le Cellier des Chenes Altadia Savoie 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT value sparkling wine from Savoie.

Producer/Winery: Willy Blanc; The Cellar of Chenes; Saint Baldoph, France.

Grape Variety: Jacquère.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Cremant de Savoie, France.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping with Brie and fresh homemade rustic sourdough bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark oat straw color. Yeasty dough, apple, pumpkin and cinnamon aromas with hints of the distinctive fragrance of Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota). Strong and long-lasting (fine) effervesce, soft, slightly creamy, solid medium body and a 400-grit texture. Strong flavors of ripe apple and pumpkin intertwined with fresh bread right out of the oven; soft acidity and a long apple, doughy and very sightly citrus-tinged finish with a mineral ending. Very refreshing sparkling wine with just enough fruit and spice to make it captivating. An EXCELLENT value sparkling wine from Savoie.

Wine maker Willy Blanc and his wife Alexia
Photo from Rise Over Run Wines.

Comments: Learn more about The Cellar of Chenes and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Rise Over Run Wines; Swannanoa, North Carolina.