Michael Shaps Méthode Sparkling Wine 2012
This wine was made in the méthode traditionnelle, a labor intensive process where wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, creating bubbles. This particular vintage is 50% Riesling and 50% Cabernet Franc, and was barrel fermented in older French oak. Aromas of citrus and spice give way to a tartness on the palate with smooth, delicate notes of vanilla and toast. Pairs well with most foods, but especially brie and strawberries.