Tiny bubbles elevate a complex bouquet of almond, honey, and buttered toast with a distinctive hint of citrus blossom that arouses the senses. étoile's structure is long, soft, and creamy with flavors of fuji apple, candied ginger, and a savory hazelnut spice. These flavors intensify across the palate, building to a lingering yet, lively finish.
Information on Crown Caps:
Despite their widespread use in champagne facilities and sparkling wineries around the world, crown caps continue to be the winemaker's best-kept secret of the cellar. The primary use for crown caps in modern-day winemaking is for secondary fermentation and aging on the yeasts. Every modern champagne house and sparkling winery in the world uses crown caps during production (including the makers of G.H. Mumm, Perrier Jouet, Roederer, Taittinger, Dom Perignon, Moet & Chandon, and Veuve Clicquot to name a few.) It is not until the final product is prepared for market and disgorged, that a cork is added to each bottle. Many notable wine critics predict however, that non-cork closures for still wines as well as sparkling wines will soon outnumber bottles finished with cork in the marketplace due to their superior ability to guarantee product quality.
"From the pale straw color to the delicate citrus and honeyed aromas, this wine strives for elegance and finesse and largely achieves it. Light but suggesting strawberries and limes. Dry, with a rich, creamy texture. Really stands out for elegance and harmony, and finishes on a slightly bitter-almond note."
"Delicately rich and structured, with floral lemon zest and smoke aromas complementing the taut flavors of apple, fresh ginger and spice."