Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Brut Cuvee T
Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Brut Cuvee T This dry sparkling wine relies on the natural ripeness of the Chenin Blanc for its rounded character. Acidity is very present, giving a wine that has texture, crisp apple flavors and a creamy mousse.
Domaine Vincent Careme
Situated in the heart of Vouvray, Domaine Vincent Careme is the mastermind of young and dynamic Vincent Careme, who grew up on the property. While Vincent was born into a Vouvray farming family, he always knew he would set out on his own path. At the age of 14, under the watchful eye of his grandfather, he was already making his first wine. Upon completion of his viticulture studies, Vincent branched out to gain practical experience working harvests in Sancerre, Champagne, Alsace, Anjour, Muscadet-he even made Chenin Blanc in Thailand. Additionally, Vincent went abroad to acquire New World experience in South Africa, where Chenin Blanc, his passion, has found a second home. Vincent is passionate about Chenin Blanc and makes several styles of the varietal, ranging from still to sparkling and dry to sweet wines. He firmly believes that the quality of the wine is determined in the vineyard and consequently spends every possible moment tending to his vines with the greatest of care.
Sparkling wine comes in many different varieties and forms – from red wines like Brachetto and Lambrusco – to all the different forms of rosé and white sparklers – Spanish Cava; Italian Asti, Franciacorta and Prosecco; French Cremant and Champagne; and everything in-between. The one thing all these varieties have in common is, of course, those delicious bubbles.
French Champagne is probably the most recognizable of the bunch but it’s also the most expensive. Many other wines are made using the same method, “methode champenoise” – where secondary fermentation happens in the bottle versus in large tanks like Prosecco, and offer great value, they just carry a different name.
Only wines made in Champagne, France can carry the Champagne name (with the exception of an old loophole that allows a few California producers to label their wines as “California Champagne”, much to the chagrin of the French).
Sparkling wine is a tremendous pairing with salty and fatty foods like many of our favorite appetizers and even potato chips. There are also quite a wide range of sweetness levels in sparkling wine with names that are a bit confusing.
With so many different styles and sweetness levels, not to mention all the different grape varieties used, sparkling wine offers a whole world to explore!