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Perle de la Roche, Dom. de la Roche - NV

Item # 40671 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A sparkling dry wine from the Loire Valley that's made in the traditional method and is aged on the lees for 18 monnths before disgorgement. Made mostly of Chardonnay that's blended wtih the local Melon de Bourgogne grape. Aromatic, quince dominates, with a dry finish. The vines are planted on soils that are clay and gneiss based.


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Melon de Bourgogne

Loire

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