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2011 Royal Seyssel

Lambert de Seyssel

2011 Royal Seyssel Lambert de Seyssel - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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In the Alps of Savoie, the town of Seyssel is home to a long tradition of sparkling wine production. Its local grape varieties, Altesse and Molette, are ideally suited to the mountainous limestone terroir, giving a refreshing vin mousseux of character and nuance at a fraction of the price of Champagne. Seyssel’s sparkling wines must be produced in the me?thode traditionnelle and aged for at least nine months before disgorgement; the Royal from Lambert is aged on its lees for three whole years. This provides a delightful richness of flavor, fine bead, and unrivaled aromatics. Floral notes dominate—iris, violet, and alpine wildflowers come to mind—while the succulent texture recalls fleshy white fruits. At five years of age, secondary notes like honey, brown sugar, and an inviting muskiness have also emerged. A tasty treat all on its own, this unusual dry sparkler will stand up to pretty much anything you put on the table. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2011
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 50% Altesse, 50% Molette
  • Appellation Seyssel
  • Country France
  • Region Savoie
  • Vineyard 20-50 years
  • Soil Clay, Limestone
  • Winemaker Gérard Lambert, Olivier Varichon
  • Aging A liqueur de tirage is added to launch the second (sparkling) fermentation and the bottles are stocked sur latte for three to four years
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Residual Sugar 12 g/L residual sugar
  • Alcohol 12%





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