Chardonnay Savoy France
An astonishingly fine French sparkler from Savoie in the lower French Alps, exclusively Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs, this is James Bond's favourite style of wine. Jean Paul Trocadero comes from a long line of winemakers, he calls on fruit grown to elevated aspects, slow ripening alpine vineyards, planted to precipitous hillsides and daunting slopes, to be fashioned into a full flavoured, delicious effervescent wine which evokes comparison to the illustrious siblings of Champagne's prestigious Côte des Blancs.
Savoie is part of the Rhône Alpes region, it lays claim to the longest reigning royal family in history and can be proud of a heritage which predates the conquest of Julius Caesar. The seasons and terroir are perfectly suited to winegrowing, Pinot Noir performs very well in the cool alpine climes, white wine varietals positively flourish. The Trocadero family arrived here after the wars of Nalopeon and have been making wine ever since. Jean Paul Trocadero, the winemaker, makes a richly flavoured pure Chardonnay sparkler that's uncannily similar to the Riche styles of Champagne's Côte des Blancs. Treated to full methode traditionelle and bottle aged before release.
Light gold hue with a fine mousse. Green apples and stonefruit nose, summer florals, almond and Boulange. A rich creamy palate endowed with juicy apple flavours, musk, white nectarine and melba peach, a fine acid line reins in the luscious fruit, resolving on a mouthfilling finish. A splendid summer sparkler, its rich full palate makes Trocadero a good match to white meats, dessert and baked French style bouchon.