Back to Bubbly

As I’ve mentioned a dozen or so times this year, one of my goals for the year is to drink more bubbly. Lots more bubbly. Helping me along the way is Jill of DomaineLA who happens to have a never-ending supply of interesting bubbly to sell to me to help me along the way. Which reminds me, I need to answer her last email and pick my next 6-pack of bubbly. Especially with what amounts to summer upon us (82 and muggy/humid today! What happened to spring??) I will be in desperate need of bubbly! Tonight we chose the 2007 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine Nouveau Nez. It clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, had a traditional Champagne closure, and cost me $26 at DomaineLA.

The wine is Chenin Blanc based. On the nose I found it to be toasty with lemon and waxy notes. In the mouth, more lemon, and dough, yeast, tart green apple and an overall bready flavor had me diving in for more. Overall, the Nez is crisp and dry, and I thought it was really well done. Both Matt and I loved it and would definitely get it again. Cheers!

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2 Responses

  1. My favorite reception wine is Prosecco, but I think that white and rosè sparkling wines, in general, pair very well with Asian food. However, I need to explore more bubbly too; a few month ago I had and interesting sparkling Shiraz from Australia and a sparkling Torrontes from Argentina.

  2. I love the fact that your GOAL is to drink more bubbly. I concur, I need to make a wine goal!

    Bubbles, new grapes, new regions. Yep. Gonna do it!

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