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Date Printed: 4/21/2015
Marquis de la Tour Brut
Marquis de la Tour Brut
(search item no. 86705)
has fluid
has fluid 360

PRICE ON 4/21/2015: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is pale gold with fine bubbles. The aroma is delicate with floral aspects, while the taste is crisp, clean and light with melon flavors.

Ugni Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay

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About Marquis de la Tour:

The Loire Valley has often been called the "garden of France." This pastoral landscape, with its gently rolling hills and majestic châteaux, also happens to be the largest sparkling wine region in France, outside of Champagne.

One of the best known names in fine Loire Valley sparkling wines is Marquis de la Tour from Rémy Pannier. Rémy Pannier, which has been identified with premium quality Loire Valley wines since 1885, is the Loire Valley's single largest wine producer, with markets in over 40 countries worldwide.

Approximately one third of production at Rémy Pannier is devoted to the internationally popular Marquis de la Tour, an dry, youthful and appealing sparkling wine blend comprising 50% Chenin Blanc, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Chardonnay grapes, all grown exclusively in the vineyards of the Loire Valley. Each variety is fermented independently in stainless steel. The individual wines are then tasted and blended to achieve a desired consistency of style. The resulting blend is fermented a second time, with the addition of selected yeasts and sugar, after which it rests under pressure on the lees for six months before bottling and release.