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Sunday 17 March 2013

d'Arenberg Peppermint Paddock NV Sparkling Chambourcin

Chambourcin, the butt of a few jokes in wine circles, a hybrid variety with a high resistance to fungal disease, making it suited to regions with higher humidity levels. Some say that is so planted in some places as it is the only variety that can be.

Here this NV sparkling has resulted in a plum juice purple wine, vibrant in the glass with notes of lavender, violets and a little herbal twang.

Crunchy, lively mineral edge in the mouth before the onset of blue fruits. Fairly drying, the berry compote and basic texture give a little shape. 89 - Good 
Tasted on: Tuesday 5th March, Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $32
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

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