Michel Capdepon, Domaine des Trois Fontaines, Brut, AOC Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV
This wine: lot No. L33184 (on back label), a blend of mauzac, chenin blanc and chardonnay, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, 12.5% abv, Carrefour, €5.80 (11/19)
Consumer tasting note: off dry, with aromas of baked lightly caramelised apple and hints of the bakery; medium bodied with fresh acidity, with notes of apple again, with biscuit and nuttiness. Finishes medium.
Drink now – RTD, and will keep for up to 1 year – Wait. No need to decant.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing small bubbles [no deposit].
Nose: clean, medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas as they come, of apple puree edged with candle wax, a touch of Danish pastry, baked lightly caramelised apple.
Palate: off dry, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium body, medium (+) intensity, a very light grip, with flavours of caramelised baked apple, biscuit, a hint of nuttiness, a distant hint of mushroom. A medium length, with a fresh clean finish of baked apple edged with the bakery, with a touch of bitterness on the end; a creamy mousse with a medium persistence.
Quality: good, well balanced acidity with alcohol; a sound intensity throughout, with lesser concentration; showing a commonplace level, yet interesting fully developed complexity, leading to a medium length.
Drinking readiness/ageing potential: drink now, unsuited to further ageing, but will keep for up to a year – a sound structure and balance, fully developed, generally lacking, with just commonplace complexity, concentration and length, though a better intensity.