Georges Laval Cumiéres Brut NV, Champagne, France
Tasting Note: This golden-colored champagne composed of 100% pinot noir makes itself known on the nose with a round quality and aromas of citrus blossom, pear and orange peal.
There is also a floral component that is ever so slight and almost candied.
On the palate this champagne is not youthful; it is reserved and has the gait of 35 year-old in her prime.
The champagne is creamy, smooth and medium-plus in acidity and is a wine the can be sipped. The sparkler asserts its acidity at the 75% point of the taste and expresses secondary and tertiary characteristics ahead of the fruit.
Serve this wine at an elegant, reserved affair, not a raucous party. This wine comes from vines that were planted in 2003 with a first harvest in 2009. The wine is aged in steel tanks and kept in barrel for two months.
Importer: Transatlantic Bubbles, Woodbridge, Connecticut
Tasted: Georges Laval Wine Dinner at Olea Restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut
Tasting Date: November 9, 2015