located in Marlborough, Yealands Family Wines produces award-winning wines in harmony with nature. Yealands Family Wines lead the world in sustainable winegrowing.
The Sauvignon Blanc is from selected parcels in Yealands’ Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley – with a consistent warm and dry climate, and cool nights it creates a long growing season.
The bouquet shows some notes of blackcurrant and passionfruit with fresh aromas of herbs and lemon zest. The palate is brimming with juicy fruit – good balance with a long, crisp mineral finish.
This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets. WINEMAKING NOTES Parcels were harvested individually over two weeks.
Champagne Review: Comte de Senneval Champagne
Autolytic notes of biscuit and toast, with creamy lemon and apple with hints of tropical fruit on the palate; persistent bubbles.
Grapes: Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir
Excellent price 19 €
Food pairing suggestions
Pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna ), shellfish, mild and soft cheese
The BNIC (BNIC Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) has recently announced that the classification for XO Cognac is set to change on April 1, 2018.
What does this mean?
This means that the youngest eau-de-vie included in a blended Cognac labelled XO* must be aged in barrels for at least 10 years, instead of the 6 years previously required.
A statement from BNIC recently explained that: “The new measure aims align the regulation and the market reality, and also to extend the quality positioning of XO (XO covering ‘Out of Age’, ‘Extra’, ‘Ancestral’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Imperial’ designations as well).”
The change was first raised back in 2011 and the interim has been to allow brands to adapt to the change, although the BNIC also noted that many were already using 10-year-old eaux-de-vie for their XOs.
If a producer has not sold through its stocks of younger XO, any spirits classified as XO bottled by 31 March (though not yet shipped) that contain spirit of six, seven, eight or nine years will be allowed to be sold until March 31, 2019. Producers wishing to take advantage of this however will have to make a declaration to the BNIC.
The designation of ‘Napoleon’ Cognac will remain unchanged with the minimum required age of the spirit used being six years.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Producer: Laurent-Perrier Group
Style: Rich and Complex
The maceration on the skins for three days provides this glorious pink color with tinges of orange; displays aromas of raspberry, red currant, cherry and citrus; on the palate – intense fruit flavors, fresh; it opens up providing an impression of plunging into a basket of freshly picked strawberries, Morello cherries and raspberries; beautifully rounded and long finish – it’s truly a gastronomic Champagne!
- Vintage Number: 158550
- Ten-grands curs villages
- Saigneé Method
- The #1-selling rosé Champagne in the world
I recommend a rack of lamb, pork, salmon, tuna, shellfish, mild and soft cheese, and dark chocolate
Rating: 93 Points
Join us for our popular “Champagne Social’ and get some tips on pairing Champagne and chocolate from leading Champagne expert Liz Palmer.
You will learn which Champagne styles pair with which type of chocolate, while sipping on a champagne cocktail.
After a brief seminar, we will be pairing 2-3 champagne styles with various types of chocolate.
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: The Fine Wine Reserve, Toronto
Twice a month, we offer you the opportunity to learn about champagne in a tasting guided by Award Winning Author and Dame Chevalier, Liz Palmer.
Next up: Creating Champagne Cocktails for the Holidays [November 21 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm]
Champagne and French Cheese [December 5 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm]
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