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Sexy Sparkling Golden Globe Edition Brut Blanc de Blanc
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Sexy Sparkling Golden Globe Edition Brut Blanc de Blanc NV

Alentejo, Central and Southern Portugal, PortugalAntonio Ma├žanita is one of Portugal's top winemakers, making wines from the Azores to Alentejo under his label, and together with his sister in the Douro Valley. This 'sexy' line was intended to show that traditional method fizz could be fun, accessible, and delicious, while still being high quality, well-made wine. From the ever-jovial Antonio, it's also a reminder to not take everything so seriously and enjoy life, and bubbles, liberally. While I admit the golden wrap is a bit offputting at first, the wine inside is entirely moreish. A blend of arinto, roupeiro, and verdelho, mixes in four vintages and was dosed with 6 g/L. Dough, apple brioche, quince, toasted hazelnuts is braced with lemon pith, and brisk with a vibrato of mineral salts. Big intensity is matched with big freshness in this wine that is enjoyable solo but can handle foodstuffs (cheese, please) with ease.Tasted: 18 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops ON 33.95 consignment Producer: Ma├žanitaDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Arinto - Roupeiro - VerdelhoCSPC: 211879UPC: 05600301740459