Claude Branger "L éClipse" Méthode Traditionelle

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Claude Branger makes this small-production sparkling wine in his own domaine, from a one-and-a-half acre plot of older Melon vines. Branger is a committed grower who farms his 61 acres in the heart of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation completely sustainably, with an attention to detail that translates to wines of superior quality.

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By: Nicole Osmanski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2016 | Send Email
If you love Champagne, well-made wine, and a fantastic deal, Claude Branger's L'eclipse needs to be on your radar. For less than $20, you get a sustainably farmed, hand-harvested sparkler that comes from vines dating back to 1964. The wine's bouquet is wonderfully yeasty and toasty and it boasts fantastic acidity, salty minerality, light citrus notes, and a gentle creaminess on the palate. It's made entirely in-house by father and son team Claude and Sebastian Granger - a wonderful example of a sparkling Muscadet or sparkling wine in general!

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Melon de Bourgogne

- A white wine grape that originated in Burgundy, Melon de Bourgogne has, sadly, essentially vanished from that region. But fans of the varietal need not despair; its virtual disappearance from this pricy zip code has not prevented it from thriving in the Loire Valley, where it is made into the affordable, zippy, mineral, citrusy wines of Muscadet that pair so well with oysters. The best of those wines come from the region Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine. It is sometimes simply referred to as Muscadet.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
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