La Bulle-Moose de Cigare 4-pack
Wine Club Members: $27.20*
La Bulle-Moose (Alces fizzicus) 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 de Cigare, fizzy and pink is made from Grenache (57%), Grenache Blanc (18%), Mourvèdre (9%), Roussanne (6%), Carignane (5%), Cinsaut (5%). Relatively pale in color with a subtle fragrance of strawberry, rose petal and garrigue, 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!
This wine began life as a batch of Vin Gris de Cigare, that is to say, fermented in stainless steel, and held on its lees post-ferment and subject to rigorous and systematic bâtonage (lees-stirring). 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: 57% Grenache, 18% Grenache Blanc, 9% Mourvèdre, 6% Roussanne, 5% Carignane, 5% Cinsaut
Appellation: Central Coast
Production: 5,700 cases
Size of can: 375 ml
TA: 4.9 g/L
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Degree of fizz: <.393 g/100 ml CO2
Residual Sugar: 0.12 g/L
Cellaring: Drinkable upon release (Apr. 2018), 2 years ageability
Serving Temperature: Moosely very, very cold (40 ºF.-ish)
* This product is not eligible to add to April wine club orders.