07 August 2005

Saint-Meyland Brut NV

For the wedding toast last night, we used the Saint-Meyland Brut, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Burgundy. Made in the méthode champenoise style, it contains Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay & Aligote. A bargain at around $10 a bottle, this is a surprisingly good wine. The Pinot Noir really stands out, giving the wine just a hint of a salmon color. It's got a slightly yeasty nose, lots of bubbles, and good crisp fruit flavors like apple and pear. Of course, I had been drinking Glenfiddich with my father for most of the evening, so don't take too much stock in my tasting notes there.

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