Last of the Bubbles

Well, that’s not QUITE true, but it’s the last of the bubbles I have that I haven’t written about. I’ve got some nice Roederer tucked away, but I’ve written about the Roederer before! Not that it will stop me from writing about it again, but I do like to bring you some variety. Spring definitely presented some lovely weather for drinking bubbles on the porch. I think that should become an annual spring tradition at our house! Matt and I stopped after work at Grape and Bean in downtown Alexandria on a random Friday to pick up some bubbles. We came out with a bottle of the Céline and Laurent Tripoz Cremant de Bourgogne. I paid $23.50 for the wine, it had a typical Champagne closure, and clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I got bread, honey, yeast, and honeysuckle. In the mouth I found honey butter, apricot, pear, and a chalky mineral quality. I found the wine to be crisp and tart with good bubbles. The Cremant is made from 100% Chardonnay and the estate is Demeter certified (biodynamic).

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