A very unusual sparkling wine imported by Kermit Lynch.  These wines are made by Nicole Chanrion whose family holdings are in Cote-de-Brouilly.  The wine is made from Gamay Noir grapes grown on 50 year old vines and made in the Method Tradionnelle.  It is a vintage wine although the label does indicate vintage.  The color is light golden with a bit of copper color.  A nice mousse with smaller bubbles.  The nose has a light strawberry and red apple note along with a seltzer quality.  Medium bodied.  Some acidity.  On the palate, red apples, some minerality and a slightly bitter tone becoming more pronounced on the finish.  This will work better with food, but should be food friendly.  It would work well as a pizza wine.  Drink over the first few years.  

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