Champagne Bargains for Mother's Day
by Alan Kingsbury - Thursday March 12, 2015 12:03 pm
“I wish I could drink Champagne every day”.
That’s what my Mother says; and while pointing out that this might not be entirely practicable, I do think that Mother’s Day is the perfect moment to bring her at least one step closer to her dream.
Mumm's the Word
It’s a very accessible Champagne due in large part to a slightly ‘off dry’ character. A hint of sweetness lifts a rounded, peachy fruitiness with the help of a good active mousse and a little lemon ‘twang’ on the finish which completes the appeal.
Champagne connoisseurs may find it a little underwhelming in its ‘yeast aromas’ department but it delivers the right kind of hit for Mum who will probably be asking for a second glass.
Employing a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes,The Lanson is a dry Champagne which has a greater aromatic depth of fruit showing good maturity of flavour.
This depth is complimented by a bright, citric lemon acidity that gives a full-on palate with a lingering, slightly oily persistence.
It's a firm favourite with those in the know.
Boldly structured with rich fruit complimented by classic aromas of breadcrust and yeast, the legendary ‘Bolly’ is largely made with grapes from superior vineyards.
Hints of summer apple orchard are carried on a luxuriously fine mousse while the well balanced acidity delivers a long and satisfying finish.
Yes, bringing Mum one step closer to her dream, that's what Mother's Day should be all about.