Charles Baur "Emotion" Cremant d'Alsace Brut (Previously $20) SKU #1173885

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K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "Made up of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc, with zero dosage, this pretty sparkling has very classy and feminine aromatics and is very nicely textured along the palate, with classic Chardonnay character that's lightened up on the finish by the small addition of Pinot Blanc and a vibrant mineral quality." A fantastic substitute for you Champagne lovers on a budget. Organically grown grapes.

Staff Reviews

  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    6/20/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    The color is a beautiful pale straw. The bubbles are lively. There is a generous toasty nose to make the champagne lover blush. The Chardonnay dominates with green and golden apples, a touch of pear on the palate and a satisfying autolytic character. The bracing acidity gives a lemon lime zest and leaves this bubbly extremely refreshing. A great party-time sparkler.
  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    6/17/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    The golden apple and lemon tart nose pick up a prominent dried ginger spiciness. The evocation of softer flavors like pastry crust on the palate are firmed up by a greater degree of acidity than one typically finds in a Cremant, which creates the impression of the wine leaning in more of a Champagne-esque direction. Even if it doesn’t muster quite that degree of verve, layering, or richness, it is one of the best alternatives we've got!
  • Olivia Ragni
    By: Olivia Ragni
    6/16/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Sometimes sparkling wines with no dosage are piercingly acidic but the Emotion manages to be completely dry while still maintaining balance. The nose has a touch of toasty aromas without being overpowering, while yellow apples, pears, toasted walnuts and honeysuckle round out the nose. There is great mid-palate weight and texture with some brioche, apple and quince characteristics and frothy, clean bubbles with a long, lovely dry finish. The perfect accompaniment to tapas and charcuterie.
  • Eric Story
    By: Eric Story
    6/15/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    I really could have used this wine in my life a few parties ago - could have served the same quality of wine for a fraction of the price. The fruit characters in here are fantastic and has an appeal which nobody can deny.
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    12/4/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    Bright, fresh and elegant, the Chardonnay in this sparkling wine really shines with citrus, pear, apple and mineral. Looking for an affordable, classy wine for your holiday parties? Look no further!
    Top Value!

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