As the wine is poured look for tiny bubbles rising through a copper straw coloured backdrop with an ever so delicate rosé hue. The bouquet of crab apple, cranberry, rhubarb and a touch of yeast and bread gently escapes from the glass. This lively, exciting sparkling wine is light to medium-bodied with a lovely expanding mousse. Flavours of cranberry, pink grapefruit and a touch of yeast dance on the palate. Notes of rhubarb, tangy berries and yeast linger on the refreshingly dry finish. Enjoy a little sparkle while the wine is young and fresh.
Serve chilled at 10° to 12°C. A traditional method sparkling wine for the best of times. Enjoy on its own or serve with fresh breads dipped into an Emmenthal and Gruyere cheese fondue; baked salmon wrapped in puff pastry; pan-fried trout; smoked salmon appetizers; freshly baked quiche; crab cakes; creamy Brie and Camembert with water crackers.