What does extra brut mean? Well it actually stands for dryness and this particular style from boutique grower Dosnon & Lepage is drier than a camel in the desert and certainly more alluring. Sure, it’s not cheap but it does offer an unforgettable and effervescent experience. It’s imbued with the essence of pears and lemon and has an amazing core of bubbly persistence. The palate shows notes of fresh apple and minerals with a fresh and vital acid finish. Pair it with a Gruyere soufflé or smoked salmon on sourdough for an epic match.
Pale yellow in colour, the ring of bubbles across the entire surface is formed by rapid and regular bubbles. One detects the aroma of yellow pears and marshmellow with light hints of lemon. Fresh at the first taste and accentuated by persistent bubbles, it reveals notes of green apple and a bit of minerality, with a fresh and persistent finish. A distinct Brut, characterised by its vivacity and freshness.
Dosnon & Lepage Wine Awards & Accolades
"Light, bright gold. Oak-spiced pear and orange aromas are complemented by vanilla, mint and toasty less; reminded me of a wine from Ramonet. Sappy, sharply focused orchard fruit and tangerine flavours are sweetened by vanillin oak and become spicer with air. While this is undeniably marked by wood, the oak asserts itself seductively rather than assertively. Finishes long and with lingering spiciness." 91 Points - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar