2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
Kermit Lynch T-Shirts Now Available
The rosé from Veuve Fourny is a favorite among the staff in Berkeley. When a special bottle needs to be opened for the right occasion, this is the one we grab. If you like rosé Champagne, don’t miss this wine. If you don’t like rosé Champagne, prepare to be converted. The Fourny Rosé is a delicate light pink in the glass with a very fine mousse. On the palate there is a lovely subtle minerality with a raspberry/cranberry tartness on the finish.
—Clark Z. Terry
|Blend:||85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir (still)|
|Producer:||Veuve Fourny & Fils|
|Winemaker:||Charles and Emmanuel Fourny|
|Vineyard:||40 years, .80 ha|
|Aging:||Ages in bottle for 2 years before release|
Veuve Fourny & Fils France | Champagne | Vertus
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol
Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa