The opener to Christmas Eve festivities with family. Lovely -- both this sparkler and the evening. Softened effervescence and straw hued in the glass, this is fully matured and likely won't get any better. Pears, apples, slight citrus and brioche. Nice toast in the finish. The 2012, which we had afterwards, suffered in comparison.
Found another bottle in the cellar, and shows how well this producer's even entry level wines stand up with some additional bottle age, nice clean, golden Apple, brioche, pears, citrus, palate is a joy! The effervescence has subsided to yield a fresh harmonious mouth feel with generous fruit and acidity
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