Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne (375ml) (Previously $16.00) SKU #998468


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Tasting Notes

A small version of our best deal in bubbles—direct from the Aristons. This all estate-grown wine is aged for an incredible five years on the lees before release, giving real depth and an honest, toasty flavor. It is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier and is fermented in stainless steel with full malolactic. This is serious Champagne that keeps getting better every year. Aromas of freshly toasted bread and baked apples. If you have not yet tried it, you're missing out. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    The perfect bottle for a picnic! This lightly yeasty bubbly has fresh apple fruit, toast and a lingering finish with good acidity. This wine is just fine by itself or great with everything from sandwiches to roast chicken.
    Top Value!
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    K&L Staff Member
    A teeny-tiny version of the Aspasie classic Carte Blanche? Get me a picnic basket or a seat by the fire! I'm in! A miniature version of the well-balanced, delicious champagne that we sell by the, well, boatload as it were. Get it now- this is all that is left!
  • Kyle Kurani
    By: Kyle Kurani
    K&L Staff Member
    Wonderfully balanced bubbles for a wonderfully balanced price tag. The Carte Blanche is my most often used excuse to open bubble just for the sake of having a glass of Champagne, there are always a couple of bottles stashed away around my house. Powerfully elegant, with toasted nutty notes and a length on the finish that reasserts why I love this wine.
  • Patty Torrel
    By: Patty Torrel
    K&L Staff Member
    Traditional notes of wheat toast, brioche, freshly cut apples and apple skins rise from the glass on lively, persistent bubbles. The palate is beautifully balanced with baked apple, a dusting of brown sugar, and citrus rind all rounded out with a touch of toastiness. A great value in Champagne.


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Customer Reviews

  • By: Chris Bottarini 1/20/2012

    Tons of tiny bubbles. Lots of apples, apple skins & toast on the nose. A rich, full bodied champagne with a creamy toastiness.

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