Willm – NV Brut Prestige Crémant d’Alsace

willmThe cold, snowy months of this winter have certainly left many, including me, feeling blah.  But today was just what the doctor ordered – sunny and warmer, with a promise of spring in the air.  What better way to celebrate than to pop open a bottle of bubbly!  So pop I did!  I picked up this value with a day like today in mind.  Something to drink to celebrate just being happy.  This sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Noir (15%) and Riesling (5%).  As soon as the bubbles hit the flute I just knew I was in for something special.  The bubbles were plentiful and as each one popped the aromas of crisp apple and pear floated up to my nose.  A hit of light citrus and honey were also mixed in.  The fruit-forward flavor was quite nice, and as the bubbles eased, the flavor of peach made its way to the top.  Very nice.  The acidity was very well-balanced, and the finish was clean.  And what could be better to pair this with than fresh strawberries with Brillat-Savarin Frais.  Delightful!

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