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Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc

Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc

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Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc: A Detailed Tasting Experience

A Distinctive English Sparkling Wine

Crafted by Upperton Vineyards in England, the Alia Blanc de Blanc is a captivating sparkling wine produced exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. This meticulous selection allows the wine to develop a unique character, showcasing the full potential of this noble grape variety. At The General Wine Company, we're delighted to offer this exceptional English sparkling wine, perfect for discerning palates seeking a luxurious drinking experience.

Unveiling the Appearance

The Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc greets the eye with a light gold colour, hinting at the sunshine-kissed grapes used in its creation. The star of the show, however, is the mousse – a persistent stream of fine bubbles that dances playfully in the glass. This effervescence is a hallmark of the traditional method sparkling wine production, a testament to the dedication and expertise of Upperton's winemakers.

Aromatic Delights: A Symphony of Scents

As you raise the glass to your nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds. The initial impressions are dominated by pronounced brioche notes, a delightful result of the time spent maturing on lees (spent yeast cells). Hints of toast gently complement the brioche, adding a touch of complexity. As you delve deeper, refreshing citrus notes emerge, intertwined with delicate floral hints. A subtle whisper of melted butter further enhances the richness of the bouquet.

The Palate Experience: A Tapestry of Flavours

The first sip of Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc is an explosion of flavour. The wine boasts a good, firm body, showcasing the full potential of the Chardonnay grapes. Rich and layered flavours coat the palate, offering a delightful interplay between the creamy character derived from lees ageing and the lively acidity that keeps the wine fresh and balanced. The citrus notes, previously detected on the nose, translate beautifully onto the palate, adding a touch of zest that cuts through the richness. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and sophistication.

Food Pairings: Bringing Out the Best in Alia Blanc de Blanc

The Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc is a versatile sparkling wine that pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes. Here are some suggestions to elevate your dining experience:

  • Seafood: The rich flavours and creamy texture of Alia Blanc de Blanc make it a perfect match for delicate seafood dishes.  Consider pairing it with  lightly grilled scallops, pan-seared prawns, or a creamy lobster bisque.
  • Canapés and Starters:  This sparkling wine is a fantastic accompaniment to canapés and starters. Opt for options that complement the wine's richness, such as smoked salmon blinis with crème fraiche and dill, or delicate pastries filled with goat cheese and caramelised onions.
  • White Meats: Alia Blanc de Blanc pairs exceptionally well with white meats. Roast chicken with lemon and thyme, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, or a creamy chicken and mushroom pie are all excellent choices.
  • Hard Cheeses: The creamy texture and richness of Alia Blanc de Blanc find a perfect partner in hard cheeses. Aged cheddar, Comté, or a nutty Gruyère create a delightful contrast and complement the wine's flavours.

Beyond the Pairing Suggestions:

While the pairings above offer a starting point, Alia Blanc de Blanc's versatility allows for exploration. Don't be afraid to experiment and discover your own perfect food matches. Consider the following:

  • Acidity: The wine's balanced acidity makes it a good pairing for dishes with a touch of cream sauce or citrus dressing.
  • Richness: The creamy texture of the wine complements rich dishes, but the acidity ensures it doesn't become overwhelming.
  • Flavour Profile: Look for dishes that echo the wine's flavour profile. Citrusy elements or hints of brioche can create a harmonious pairing.

A Cause for Celebration

The Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc is a sparkling wine that transcends the ordinary. Its captivating aromas, layered flavours, and persistent mousse make it a perfect choice for celebrating special occasions. Whether it's a wedding toast, a milestone achievement, or simply a gathering with loved ones, Alia Blanc de Blanc elevates the moment and creates a truly memorable experience.

The Final Sip: A Sparkling Gem from England

The Upperton Vineyards Alia Blanc de Blanc is a testament to the burgeoning quality of English sparkling wines. This exceptional wine showcases the dedication of passionate winemakers and the unique potential of English vineyards. At The General Wine Company, we're proud to offer this gem to our customers. So, raise a glass, savour the delightful flavours, and experience the magic of English sparkling wine.

 

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