Category Archives: SPARKLING WORLDWIDE

Laurens Cremant de Limoux 2017

Domaine J Laurens, Les Graimenous, Tete de Cuvee Brut, AOC Cremant de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On Cremant de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L191003 (on back label), a chardonnay dominated blend with chenin blanc (together max 90%), mauzac … Continue reading

Posted in 10to30 - sparkling, chardonnay, chenin blanc, france languedoc (occitanie), SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment

Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Brut, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV On DOCG Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta. In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and … Continue reading

Posted in 10to30 - sparkling, chardonnay, italy lombardy, pinot noir, SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment

Ch. Bethanie Cremant de Jura NV

Fruitiere Vinicole Arbois (a co-op), Chateau Bethanie, Brut, AOC Cremant de Jura, Arbois, Jura, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, NV On Cremant de Jura [1,2] Made an AOC in 1995, both white, ~90% of production (oft varietal chardonnay), and pink (oft varietal pinot … Continue reading

Posted in 10to30 - sparkling, chardonnay, france jura, SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment

Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

Posted in chenin blanc, france loire, sauvignon blanc, SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment

Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Brut, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta.  In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and at least … Continue reading

Posted in 10to30 - sparkling, chardonnay, italy lombardy, pinot noir, SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment

Sparkling wine – Austria

What Austrian Sekt is a sparkling wine made by tank, transfer, or traditional method. It was first produced in 1846 by Schlumberger, where it remains in production today (3). In June 2016 a 3-step quality pyramid was introduced, with minima of … Continue reading

Posted in AUSTRIA, SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment

Sparkling wine – nascent regions

In this post I will be looking at India and China. India (Nashik Region – because LVMH is establishing there, and they know exactly where to plant) At 20N, the climate is a bit on an issue.  Table grapes are … Continue reading

Posted in SPARKLING WORLDWIDE | Leave a comment