Chevalier Sparkling Monopole Brut Blanc de Blancs
Usually 'monopole' means a single vineyard owned by just one person or company in Burgundy, but in this case Chevalier have used the name to signify this bottle of bubbles has been made the same way as Champagne - Methode Traditionelle. Smells of citrus, jasmine, honeysuckle, buttered croissants and dairy waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and graceful, with that citrus coming through in the flavours, with a sprinkle of herbs, a creamy mouthfeel, and a decent, toasty finish. It's a step up from the brut version, and would be a good way to kick off your next party.
Pale gold colour with delicate bubbles. Straightforward nose, with herbal and mineral hunt. Very elegant, stylish, refreshing. Touch of toasted bread, ample mouth with fruity flavour, vanilla and spice notes.