NV De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Brut (Loire Valley, France)
Wine - Sparkling $19.99 (750mL)
A pale yellow wine with tiny bubbles, this Cremant de Loire Brut is rounded and delicate with a fine, nervy, complex nose and the freshness of Chenin Blanc, floral Chardonnay and fruity Cabernet Franc from 20- to 30-year-old vines. Lively attack, it evolves gracefully across the palate with nice aromatic persistence in the mouth and lingering notes of fresh peaches and pear. Amazing value in bubbles here. Big enough to pair with appetizers.