Bubbles

La Michelle 2011

What is it that makes sparkling wine so special? In basic terms it’s the bubbles. How they got in there during production largely dictates the nature of the way they come back out once the wine is poured. Streams of minute yet persistent bubbles of CO2 coming slowly out of solution in a Methode is about as far as you can get from Coca Cola yet in many ways they serve the same purpose of accentuating purity on the tongue and carrying volatile aroma compounds high up into the nasal passages at the back of the throat.

 

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