2013 Domaine Vincent Careme Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Ancestrale"
Winery: Domaine Vincent Careme
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ancestrale"
Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
State or country: France
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: October 19, 2016
Wine Review: This pale straw sparkler from Vouvray with tiny bubbles opens with a fragrant green apple and yeasty bread dough bouquet with hints of peppermint. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, nicely balanced, effervescent and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty lemon and apple blend with notes of walnut, minerality and white pepper. The finish is quite dry and its flavors linger and last for quite a while. The panel suggested pairing this very nice Chenin Blanc sparkler with a pork roast or shrimp scampi. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: This graceful yet abundant bubbly entices with aromas of lime and toast that leads to a delicate, yet fresh palate with a hint of spice and a long, lingering finish.
Organic status: organic
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