Devil’s Wine. Sparkling wine is one of the culinary world’s most interesting creations. Many compete for the credit: the monks of Limoux in the South of France claim 1531 as the date of genesis; the Champenois, with their stories of widows and Benedictine monks, have certainly won the publicity war; and even the Brits, who invented glass thick enough to contain the pressure, stake a claim in the world of bubbles.
Whomever you credit with its creation or taming, the world has become quite fond of Champagne and its sparkling cousins over the past few centuries. We’re excited to have three new wines from our Champagne producer Pascal Bardoux in the September Futures notes; but until they arrive, we’ll continue to enjoy the delicious crémants from the Maison Picamelot.
Wine first. Picamelot’s “Les Terroirs” combines three grapes from three corners of Burgundy — Pinot Noir from the Côte de Nuits, Chardonnay from the Côte de Beaune, and Aligoté from the Côte Chalonnaise. After its first fermentation, the wine ages on its lees for over a year, gaining complexity and richness. The result is a delicious wine that’s as honest a representation of Burgundy as any still wine.
In the glass (we suggest skipping the flute), “les Terroirs” is bright and lively, with nice dryness and pleasant, delicate mouthfeel — an extraordinarily versatile food-pairing wine. It’s hard not to feel just a bit like royalty when you open a bottle of sparkling wine, and this bottle is sure to dress up your meal, whether as an aperitif for a dinner party, or with dinner en famille on a weeknight.
PICAMELOT Crémant “Terroirs” NV
Ansonia Retail: $24
case, half-case: $18/bot
AVAILABLE IN 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
or call Tom: (617) 249-3657
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