POLO CLUB BRUT “LEGENDE” – Méthode Traditionnelle
APPELLATION: Vin mousseux de qualité (VMQ)
pale yellow with fine bubbles sparkling in the glass. The nose is reminiscent of white almonds, kiwis and strawberries, with a trace of white flowers.
Melon de Bourgogne, Chardonnay, Ugni Blanc, Pinot Blanc (varietal percentages vary from one vintage to the next to retain the elegant style of the wine).
Yield : 80-90 hl/ha
Vineyard’s size : 19 hectares
Vineyard’s location : Alsace, Loire & Languedoc
Harvest : late august until Mid/late September
Age of the vines : 25 to 30 years
“Méthode traditionnelle”; whole cluster pressed; 1st fermentation transpires in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, transforming the must into still wine. 6 months later, the different grape varieties are blended to reach a particular flavor profile of Marquis de Perlade which its distinguishing taste. Blended wine is then bottled with a specific yeast added to re- launch the 2nd fermentation in bottle. The riddling process lasts a minimum of 12 months prior to disgorgement. Finally, the “dosage” is added to provide the brut style of this blanc de blancs.
Aging process : the bottles are kept in a cellar with constant temperature control of 12°C, or 55°F.
Aging potential : 2 to 3 years
Vintage: Non Vintage
Total acidity : 5.2 g/l TH2
Residual sugar : 9.9 g/l
Alcohol : 12.0% vol
Tasting: Opening in the glass, this sparkling wine shows tasty notes of hazelnut, peach and yeasty baked bread. Well-balanced and harmonious in the mouth, the fruity acidity lifts the palate with an agreeable freshness. Spicy notes of pistachio linger on the long aftertaste.
Food pairing : light chicken dishes, salad, pear sorbet, cantuccini. Good as an aperitif wine too.
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