Chenin Blanc Sparkling Wine
Tastes like: Peach, honey blossom
Pairs with: Eggs benedict, crab cakes
Good for: Brunch, daytime parties
Drink this: Now
6 x NV Vinum CA Sparkling Chenin Blanc
The Vinum team is back in action with their first love, Chenin Blanc. This time, they've added an effervescent twist to their beloved table wine – bubbles!
Vinum owners Richard Bruno and Chris Condos became friends as students at UC Davis, bonding over their shared love of lesser-known varieties. These self-proclaimed winemaking underdogs first collaborated in 1997 to craft a blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne inspired by the Loire Valley's great whites.
Today's sparkling Chenin Blanc offer is their first stab at creating an American alternative to French Champagne, Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco and of course, sparkling Vouvray from the Loire. Using the Old World as their guide, the duo has crafted another delicious wine with exquisite balance and freshness.
The mousse is rich and light in color, and tropical fruits such as mango tantalize on the nose. Chenin's characteristic peach and honey blossom notes make themselves known on the palate, and hints of lemon and lavender pave the way for a clean finish.
For my next brunch, I'll pass on the mimosas and enjoy a glass or two of this with my eggs benedict or banana pancakes. Crab cakes would also be a perfect pairing, as would a lounge chair and a New York Times best seller. (12.5% ABV)
"Vinum Cellars is a collaboration of winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos, who first became friends while they were students at UC Davis. They share a longstanding passion for Chenin Blanc and fondness for the more obscure grape varieties. After graduation, Chris went to work for Pine Ridge as an enologist, and Richard went to Bonny Doon as their distiller. Shortly after, their friendship was solidified over Chenin Blanc with the creation of their first wine, Pointe Blanc. Currently, the Vinum Cellars team is working with more than 14 grape varieties."
—The Vinum Cellars website
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