Grape: Chardonnay, Folle Blanche
Variety: Sparkling Wine
Fred Brochet's signature sparkling wine is called Armance B Sparkling Chardonnay, a wine that we've come to know well over the years, but have never actually direct imported. It makes a difference. Made in a Champenoise style and blended from the local grapes Chardonnay and Folle Blanche, this is the "house bubbly" at our place. As good as its ever been!Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it, making it fizzy. The best known example of a sparkling wine is champagne, which is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France. Also in Italy there are a lot of sparkling wines like Franciacorta and Prosecco. Usually sparkling wine is white or rosé but there are examples of red sparkling wines. The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties.The sparkling quality of these wines comes from its carbon dioxide content and may be the result of natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the traditional method, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved, or as a result of simple carbon dioxide injection in some cheaper sparkling wines.
Törley, in Hungary, has become one of the largest European producers of sparkling wine. The United States is also a significant producer of sparkling wine today, with producers in numerous states. Recently production of sparkling wine have started in the United Kingdom again, after a long hiatus since some of the earliest examples of sparkling wine was produced there.