The wine shows straw-pale yellow with consistent small bubbles. On the nose it is very yeasty, with tropical fruits, like banana bread with a pineapple topping. It is more tart on the attack, leading with soft lime and clementines. It softens to more tropical flavors on the mid-palate, all over a yeasty Zweiback (that’s not a wine, BTW)  background, with mango and fried banana. Acids add crispness. The finish is mid-length, trending back toward the citrus flavors. Drink with escargot. Recommended.

WHO: J. J. Vincent et Fils
WHAT: Chardonnay (sparkling)
WHERE: Burgundy, France
WHEN: N.V.
HOW MUCH: $17 (Media sample)

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  • http://www.silkbush.com dave jefferson

    OK, Mr. Honig, this sounds like a super sparkler from France. I would like to buy a case, so how do I find it in NorCal?

    • http://palatepress.com David Honig

      Dave, you can find it through wine-searcher.com if VinQuire does not identify a seller.