Jean Louis Denois Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay NV

$8.99
$8.54

SKU 47597

750ml

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Attractive pale golden colour with a floral nose. A fine mousse bursts on the palate to give way to a fresh and fruity style. A top class sparkler.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Limoux
Brand Jean Louis Denois
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Wine AdvocateDenois's non-vintage Chardonnay Brut Blanc de Blancs. Legally, this "traditional method" wine is merely a vin mousseux, yet it is in fact a tribute to the terroir of Limoux (whose sparkling wine appellation must be based on the local Blanquette de Limoux a.k.a. Mauzac grape, for which Denois evidently has little respect). It will be hard to find a more delicious and interesting sparkling wine for the price. Ripe apricot, grapefruit, blueberries, and lily in the nose lead to an intensely pit-fruited palate that - despite a mere five grams of residual sugar - suggests a hint of sweetness on account of its sheer ripeness. Yet, there are suggestions of saline, chalky minerality here as well, a fine mousse, and a refined finish. This will be easy to guzzle but not to forget. Bravo Denois!

David Schildknecht, August 30, 2008