Demets, Marie
Champagne, France
Pale yellow gold to straw color yet bright with acceptable shine. Aggressive petillance gets more spread out than forming tight beads. Sweet orange to lime citrus in the nose, hint of vanilla and just a touch of stone, well fruited with green apple, peach, apricot scents and pleasing overall richness. Medium-bodied, somewhat soft if moderately dry. The fizz is steady but not really scrubbing. Brightly sour tangerine, lime, lemon citrus. Not really yeasty. Displays elevating stoniness by the end. Persistent apricot, peach, pear fruit without coming close to dominance. Very nice middle of the road quaffer. Approximately 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
89 points