This well balanced wine presents with aromas of strawberries, raspberries, dried currants, honey, and caramelized sugars. Flavors of red fruits and overtones reminiscent of toasted marshmallows linger on the palate with honeyed undertones. Soft tannins and mild acidity blend well with a slight sweetness. The aftertaste is mild, honey and fruit linger pleasantly on the back palate while oak and vanilla fade away. Best served chilled and neat.
Tasting Notes: A sweet wine well balanced by the strong flavors of elderberries. Elderberries are reputed to be a great immune booster, and from the fruity, floral, and earthy flavor of this mead you could be convinced. On the nose there are red berries, floral notes, and honey. On the palate elderberries are prominent, honey lingers on the forepalate, and a gentian-like bitterness hangs on the backpalate encouraging another sip. This is a well balanced complex wine well suited to any occasion.
Petite Pearl represents a full-bodied, complex wine embracing an intricate burst of wild blackberries and cherry, with notes of wild mushroom, vanilla, and mocha. The tannins are soft with enough acidity to cut through the ripe, dried fruit, and rich savory elements. This wine has a Syrah/Merlot taste and ages well.
• Pasta with a tomato-based sauce and wood-fired pizza
• Cheese, in particular, aged hard cheeses and Bayley Hazen Blue
• Chicken and duck, especially barbecued and braised
• Grilled meats, wild game, and vegetables
This wine has been aging on the lees since early 2019 and is disgorged on demand after you place your order. Please specify how you would like the wine finished; Brut Zero, Brut, or Sec. Allow two weeks to prepare your 2018 Méthode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs for shipment. The grapes used in this sparkling wine are Frontenac Blanc, Swenson White, Louise Swenson, Prairie Star.
An elegant and pleasant wine with a golden straw color, delicate nose, and a fresh, crisp taste of green apple. Its slightly sweet nature is balanced by moderate acidity and light bubbles. This is the perfect bottle to pop the cork in order to celebrate any special occasion with a toast.
Why is Sparkling White Wine a favorite for food and wine pairings? The innate bubbles of sparkling wine offer an added layer of pairing versatility. At the same time, the coveted acidity of the wine carries rich, butter-laden fare even further on the palate.
Give some of these pairings a try the next time you open a bottle of Méthode Champenoise
• Shrimp and shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, fried calamari, and oysters
• Cheese, mushroom, or Chicken Alfredo lasagna
• Fruit-based desserts such as tarts, crêpes, strawberry shortcake, and any buttered or honeyed dessert
Available in both white and red/rosé - please specify when you order.
Primary aroma of apple, with undertones of citrus fruits, and vanilla. Dry with good balance of acidity and tannicity on the palate. Primary apple flavor, and secondary citrus fruit flavors with a slight touch of oak and vanilla. Strong carbonation on the palate combines for a pleasant and delightful drink.
A very sweet desert mead. Strong honey aroma on the nose accompanied by a punch of fresh fruit. Flavor is well balanced for being sweet with acidity from the wild raspberries and tannins from the wild blackberries helping to balance. An extremely “easy drinker”. Like most of our very sweet meads they are best served chilled, over ice, or with seltzer. Also very good in dry sparkling wines.
Primary aroma of apple, with undertones of floral honey and cinnamon. Moderately sweet with acid and tannin from apples. Very soft palate tannins and excellently clean wild fermentation. Some other interesting esters such as vanilla and mulling spices are noticeable from the wild yeast on the palate. Finish is smooth and long lasting.