Wine & Spirits 90 - Although the bottle is red, the wine is white, a blend of 70 percent chardonnay, 20 percent chenin and 10 percent mauzac, fermented in bottle and aged at least a year before release. A new cuvee from Bertrand, it’s a big, rich sparkler, creamy and broad, with hazelnut, mushroom and spice notes detailing the yellow plum fruit. It finishes dry, an opulent cremant for lobster rolls this summer.
Code Rouge is a Blanc de Blanc showing great finesse and elegance. Almost crystalline in colour, with fine bubbles, this pale sparkling wine has a floral bouquet combined with aromatic notes of ripe pear, green apple, citrus and a touch of creamy vanilla. Fresh with a refined minerality on the palate and a vibrant finish.