Amargaine demisec premiercru

Traditionelle Demi-Sec NV

A. Margaine

Hardly a fusillade-o-sucrose here, but instead a delicate sweetness. Let's sneak in a bottle next time we go for dim-sum! You feel flowers spring up on your palate. It's the same wine as the regular NV - none of this we of course use the crap for our demi-sec because its many flaws are masked by the dreadful sweetness. Not at this address! It's disgorged Jan. 2012, and you can use it as you would a Feinherb wine from Germany - with savory food that also contains sweetness.

Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation/ava:
Villers-Marmey
Vintage:
NV
Wine type:
Sparkling
Grape:
90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12
Closure:
Caged cork

Reviews

  • "90 points. The NV Demi-Sec offers lively richness from the additional dosage (31 grams/liter) yet never loses its essential minerality and sheer brilliance. White flowers, spices, pears and citrus notes are layered into the generous, inviting finish. This is another strong showing from Margaine." (Wine Advocate)
  • "90 points. Light gold. A pungent bouquet displays scents of honey, poached pear, peach nectar and blonde tobacco. Sappy and gently sweet citrus and pit fruit flavors are given lift by gentle acidity and pick up marzipan and floral qualities with air. The pit fruit and floral notes linger on a long, spicy, clinging finish. This would be a great Champagne to serve alongside strong-smelling or salty cheeses." (International Wine Cellar)

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