Herve Villemade Bulle Blanche
Dive into the world of natural sparkling wines with the 2020 Herve Villemade Bulle Blanche, an effervescent expression of the Loire Valley's winemaking charm and tradition. Herve Villemade, a stalwart in the realm of natural winemaking, presents this "Bulle Blanche" as an ode to the region's authentic terroir, crafting it without additives and allowing nature's spontaneity to shine.
Nose: Greeted with a nose that effuses aromatic freshness, the wine reveals hints of crisp green apples, lemon zest, and a touch of yeasty brioche. Underlying floral notes and a distinct minerality add layers to its bouquet, evoking images of Loire's rolling vineyards.
Palate: On the palate, the Bulle Blanche showcases its vivacious bubbles, delivering a lively effervescence that dances with flavors of citrus fruits, green pear, and a subtle note of honeydew. The natural winemaking process might also introduce nuances of almond and a unique saline quality, making the profile intriguingly complex.
Finish: Clean, crisp, and refreshingly dry, the finish lingers with a hint of citrus and the characteristic mineral undertones of the region's wines.
Delighting in the 2020 Herve Villemade Bulle Blanche is a celebration in itself. This sparkling gem is versatile, pairing splendidly with appetizers like fresh oysters, goat cheese crostinis, or smoked salmon blinis. For main courses, consider light poultry dishes, or seafood pastas with lemon-infused sauces. And, of course, Bulle Blanche can be the toast of any festive occasion, standing proudly alongside gourmet finger foods and canapés.