La Bulle-Moose Rousse Flat (24 cans)
Wine Club Members: $153.60*
La Bulle-Moose Rousse (Alces fizzicus) or the “red bubble moose” is a species known for its exceptional friendliness, its ebullient personality, perhaps not so much for its exceptional intelligence or common sense. But it can sniff out a party. La Bulle-Moose Rousse (the wine) is a fizzy red beverage made from Grenache (79%) and Syrah (21%). Cherry red in color with a subtle fragrance of strawberry, rose petal and licorice, La Bulle-Moose is an elegant (and oh so intelligent) choice of beverage for virtually any occasion, including, say ones involving the ingestion of sushi or barbecue or participation in outdoor sports or indoor sports or birdwatching or ice-sculpture or moosle-building, moosturizing, moostache-trimming, moosaic construction, etc. Particularly useful food pairings: moossaka, moozarella crostini, moosseline de poisson, tarte au pamplemoose and of course the classic chocolate moose. Enjoy its ebullience!
The wine was carbonated just prior to canning to a refreshing degree of fizziness just below the legal threshold (.392 g/100 ml of CO2 ) of the confiscatory/onerous sparkling/luxury wine tax. While it is thoroughly plausible to claim that sparkling or even “fizzy” wines tend to make people experience a momentary relief from their worldly troubles, it does not necessarily follow that the experience of this momentary pleasure should perforce be taxed at a rate significantly higher than beverages that do not enjoy an equivalent level of effervescence, i.e. “table wine.” The Puritans remain with us still, as it were.
Blend: 79% Grenache, 21% Syrah
Appellation: Central Coast
Production: 2,521 cases
Size of can: 375 ml
Cans per case: 24
TA: 5.4 g/L
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Degree of fizz: <.392 g/100 ml CO2
Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/L
Cellaring: Drinkable upon release (June 2018), 2 years ageability
Serving Temperature: Moosely very, very cold (40 ºF.-ish)
Planet Grape - 90 Points. "Lean, tart, dry and lightly sparkling with notes of strawberry, raspberry and pink rose. Try lightly chilled." - C.F. (Aug. 2018)
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