Saturday, September 7, 2013

Charles de Cazanove Brut Champagne

Charles de Cazanove Brut Champagne

Reims, France

If I could drink French Champagne every day I absolutely would. This quality bubbly for under $35 is a great place to start -- clearly not viable for every day, but still get's me a few steps closer to the dream.

Review: The Charles de Cazanove is a gorgeous golden color with teeny tiny bubbles. It has lovely aromas biscuits and white flowers. On the palate the bubbles simply come alive. The wine is dry and frisky with notes of toast and stone fruit. It the finish the yeasty character lingers making me reach for another sip. Delicious and refreshing!

This wine hails from Reims and is a blend of the three Champagne grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. The blending of these grapes produces the Charles de Cazanove "Tete de Cuvee".

Food Pairing: I'm sure this would be great for fine dining, but I paired it with a cheeseburger. It was spectacular.

Bottom Line: Yummy and affordable. Sold!

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: Non Vintage
  • PLACE: Champagne AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée)
  • GRAPES: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
  • BOOZE: 12%
  • CELLAR: Drink now, age for up to 5 years

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Premium

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