Domaine de Vaugondy Vouvray

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Price: $17.95
Made in: Loire, France
By: Perdriaux

This French Sparkling is 100% Chenin blanc grapes. Lots of yeast and apples in the nose at first. Then, some orange notes appear. We do not see the anise listed in the description, but maybe it comes out as it warms up. Pretty much the same for the taste with the yeast better balanced. Nicely sweet, sour and dry mouthfeel, and not syrupy. Gets better with time, but much better out there with less yeast.

Rating: 3.4/5

Vouvray Domaine du Clos de l’Epinay

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Price: $20.95
Made in: Loire, France
By: Domaine du Clos De l’Epinay

This French sparkling is on the sour side at first pour. The first sip is quite sour with citrus notes, but it all calms down after that. Lots of different apples seem to take over in all departments. A certain sweetness, like sugar, comes in the nose. The taste is a mix of red apples with a few green ones and hints of citrus fruits. A little yeast appears in the finish, which is pretty quick. A decent bubbly, but not worth the price overall. For those who like the apples. Just wish the good taste would linger longer.

Rating: 3.8/5