This was another one of the stars from the Vinexx portfolio tasting. Anything not made in the Champagne region of France is not allowed to call themselves a Champagne and so you have some other names that come up. This one is called a Cremant. It is a bubbly wine. Pale in color with a nice dry minerally nose. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with lovely minerality along with some nice light bubbly notes. On the medium finish the wine has some nice mouth grip leaving behind some nice citrus notes. This is a very food friendly wine and could easily be substituted for anywhere you might put a Sauv Blanc. I would this wine an 88-89. A great deal for the price.
From the LCBO web site:
CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE RESERVE ‘PAUL DELANE’ LCBO 214981 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 19.80
Made in: Region Not Specified, France By: Caves De Bailly
Wine, Sparkling Wine, White 12.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Light & Fruity
Varietal: Crémant Sugar Content: 10 g/L
clear straw colour with fine mousse; apple, lemon and lemon zest aromas; fresh crisp apple and nutty notes in flavour; well balanced with a clean finish
serve as appetizer or with brunch