Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Jean Francois Merieau "Bulles" NV review by (PB)

Light pale, subtle bouquet with light apple, light quince or pear perhaps and a touch of dill on the edge.

Palate--Dry as a dusty road into the Loire vineyard from which the Chenin Blanc grapes (80%)and the Chardonnay(20%)came for this wine. This sparkler has pin prick bubbles and a gentle fruit nuttiness but the Chenin still comes through.

I struggle with evaluating sparkling wines for some reason. I know what I like but for some strange reason aromas seem to be elusive to me, fruit covert, and structure a little baffling. At under $20 it is a refreshing, crisp wine pairing well with cheeses or all by itself. Raise a glass.

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