Is a wine spe­cial­ist for Waitrose with tips on grape and grain

Ni­cola Barnes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOOD AND DRINK -

BON­JOUR les am­a­teurs de vin, voici a fizz fran­cais!

We head to Cham­pagne, in France this week. With Christ­mas drinks par­ties fast ap­proach­ing it’s time for a real treat!

Made from a blend of 50 per­cent chardonnay and 50 per­cent pinot noir grapes,and ma­tured for a min­i­mum of 18 months prior to re­lease, we are tast­ing the Cham­pagne Charles Le­cou­vey Brut NV.

The look is very bright and clear, with tiny bub­bles mak­ing a fine mousse through a pale gold colour. On the nose, heady aro­mas of brioche and fruit. In the mouth, a fine mousse tick­les the taste buds, bring­ing flavours of crisp, green ap­ple and baked patis­serie.

A fresh, el­e­gant style with a long dry fin­ish. De­li­cious! Per­fect for par­ties and cel­e­bra­tions.

Al­co­hol by vol­ume is 12.5 per­cent and the price at Waitrose is £15.99 which will save you £11 un­til Tues­day, De­cem­ber 2. Un­til next time, Aller a penser a vous, Sante!!

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