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2013 Domaine Vincent Careme Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Ancestrale"

Winery: Domaine Vincent Careme

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ancestrale"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Region: Vouvray

State or country: France

Price: $38

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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