Frederic Savart 'l'Ouverture' Extra Brut 1er Cru, Champagne, France NV (Dis. Sept 2021)
A lovely entry wine from one of our favorite champagne growers. Ripe red delicious apple and red pear are the driving force in this cuvée while minerality taunts at the edges of your palate. Frederic Savart achieves a depth in texture in this wine since half of this is aged in neutral oak barrel and the other half aged in stainless steel. This is wine is lively on the palate yet graceful on the finish.
Grape: 100% Pinot Nior
Farming practices: Organic
Soil: clay based
Pairing: A Tuesday night in by yourself without the kids or husband.
Other pairing: Pan seared sea bass with a citrus remoulade