Saltare Methode Cap Classique Brut Reserve (Previously $24)

SKU #1232466

The Brut Reserve is Saltare's more mature Methode Cap Classique with a minimum of 36 months on the lees, giving it a fuller and more rounded mouthfeel and warmer flavours. It is perfect for matching with a delicious meal and rich enough to stand up to a lot of foods. The wine has almonds, quince, orange peel and camomile flower aromas on the nose. There is creamed honey on the palate followed by layers of brioche, lemon thyme and yellow apple. It has a fine, delicate mousse with a long, complex, creamy, yeasty finish.

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