This weeks Wine of the Week is Champagne! As many of you already know, I moved to Seattle recently. One of our house warming gifts was a bottle of the Xavier Leconte Le Charme D’Anais 2010 Blanc de Blancs. We popped open the bottle before dinner to celebrate the new move. There’s nothing like celebrating with a little bubbly! 😉
Upon doing some research, I found that this champagne can be purchased from Fat Cork for $58. (https://fatcork.com/t/producer/xavier-leconte)
I love Champagne and thought this was so delcious! Defiantly recommended for people looking to celebrate a special occasion or just because.
“100% Chardonnay created in honor of Anais, the daughter of Sylvie and Xavier. Produced exclusively from the 2010 vintage. The fruit is selected from their best parcels of Chardonnay. A portion of the base wine is fermented in barrels from Burgundy.” (www.fatcork.com)
Smell, Taste & Finish:
“The pale yellow color of this wine has beautiful green highlights. The effervescence is very active and fine bubbles generate a beautiful bead on the surface. The presentation is fresh and dynamic. The smell is very aromatic and unique. It offers white fruits, hazelnuts and lightly toned woody and smoky notes. After aeration, we find praline, candied orange, irises, bread crumbs and almonds which demonstrate good evolution in the wine cellar. This is a particularly complex and seductive nose. The attack is lively and bright on the palate. The structure is firm and compact showcasing a beautiful balance between fruit and acidity. The finish is taught and structured, prolonging the pleasure and leaves us with a feeling of precision and consistency.” (www.fatcork.com)
“This beautiful constructed Champagne, complex and stylish with a hint spirit of modernity and originality. Its aromatic register and grace in the mouth are sure to attract the most experienced tasters.” (www.fatcork.com)
“Highly recommended as an apéritif for Champagne lovers. At the table, it would be a beautiful accompaniment to all types of seafood dishes and fresh cheeses.” (www.fatcork.com)
I also found a fun article on 25 pairing ideas for Champagne. Click the link below for the BigOven blog to learn more about Champagne including how to best open a bottle, a little history on Champagne and many more fun facts/ideas.