Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

The sparkling Wines of Domaine Carneros tasted 12/13

3. Vermeil Demi-Sec (2009)

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Quite complex on the nose with aromas of clay, dried apricot, raspberry and black tea. The mousse is a bit coarse in the mouth, though this retains bright acids that help to balance the considerable weight of the sugars. it is quite well balanced in the mouth and doesn't come off as terribly sweet, with a texture that is quite creamy and flavors that lean towards the lemon chiffon, preserved citrus end of the spectrum. Gaining a little powdered sugar on the back end, this is very clean and easy to drink,and holds its sugar pretty well, really doesn't come off as 28 grams except on the very end of the finish where you are left with sweetness. I’d like to pair this with some cave aged Comte and see what happens. A very attractive Demi-sec. 91pts
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