Charles de Fere Blanc de Blancs Brut

Non-Vintage from France

Price: $15.99
Item No. 17409
Alcohol By Volume: 11.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This cuvée expresses a light and fruity style. To best create these qualities, we use the méthode charmat to vinify our wine. In this method, the wine only goes through the alcoholic fermentation once, in a closed vat, trapping the gas produced during the fermentation. The resulting bubbles are smaller than in the méthode traditionnelle and the wine keeps more of its bright, fruity aromas.

Fine, abundant bubbles define the Cuvée Jean-Louis Brut; its bubbles are smaller than any of our other sparkling wines. The nose is bright and fruity, this wine exudes aromas typical of Chenin Blanc – apples, apricots and a hint of honey. The cuvée ends with an explosion of fine bubbles followed by a smooth, fruity finish.

Learn About Charles de Fere

Charles de Fere came to life in 1980 when an innovative sixth generation winemaker from Champagne, Jean-Louis, decided to start his own sparkling winery in a town called Fere-en-Tardois, just outside Champagne. Named in his honor, Cuvee Jean-Louis embodies his audacious vision of crafting high-quality sparkling wines from grapes grown throughout France, strongly believing that...

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Learn About Other French

Vin de Pays (vahn duh peh-YEE) One of the lower levels in the French Classification system, Vin de Pays is an intermediary wine, created for vineyards who were not quite AC, but vastly superior to Vin de Table wine. Vin de Pays has restrictions similar to the AC, but on a lesser scale. Regulations include specified region, minimum alcohol level and grape varieties. The wine also...

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Learn About Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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