KML-4

Champagne Cuvee Tendresse Sec, Milan

The label is a portrait of a woman, Caroline’s great grandmother as a young wife, painted
by her happy husband, Caroline’s grandfather, who baby-sat Caroline when she
was a little girl. Caroline created the cuvée as a tribute to them both, this lovely
adorable wine, formed in the pure love of a small girl.

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

One of the most pleasant surprises among my tastings, this wine is singing again. It’s the NV cuvée with 20g/l RS, which for a “sweet” Champagne is actually unusually moderate—Feinherb, were it German. I don’t see it at all as a “dessert” Champagne but rather as a food Champagne when your (savory) food is also a tiny bit sweet. Indeed the Champagne is quite chalky, lithe and rippling, with a lemony edge and osmanthus. I know, I know; WTF is osmanthus? Here, write to these folks and order some; it’s pretty rad, and then you’ll have bragging rights not only to be the first kid on your block acquainted with “osmanthus” but the first person in the world to know what I think I’m talking about (www.redblossomtea.com). —Terry Theise

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