Ooh, my favorite!


Rosé d’Orfeuilles Touraine
May 22, 2012, 6:35 am
Filed under: Bubbly, Drinks, Yes please

Domaine d’Orfeuilles Sparkling Touraine Rosé

I don’t much care for liquor, I’m not sure I’ve ever finished a beer, wine makes me sleepy…but oh how I love bubbles. Forget the pretentious stigma (it’s not about looks) it’s about effervescent bubbly bliss in a bottle, and for the perfect one I introduce you to Domaine d’Orfeuilles Sparkling Touraine Rosé.

My guy and I have had a blast tasting and profiling this, and here’s what we’ve got:

With divine hints of wild strawberry and freshly baked shortbread, this 100% Malbec wine sparkles with a dry, crisp taste and a perfect texture that tickles your mouth and nose. I mean, check out those sexy streams of bubbles. It’s a hand-crafted artisan wine that uses the traditional method of fermentation called méthode champenoise where the wine is aged (this one in a limestone cave called a tuffeau) for 2-3 years allowing the traditional second fermentation in the bottle to happen, ultimately creating a more complex wine.

Making the bubbles even more enjoyable are the vineyards sustainable farming methods while also working to transition to organic farming. I’d gladly pay 3x as much for this lovely bottle, but the bubble gods are shining down and luckily the price point is between $15 and $17.

No special occasion needed. Just pop a bottle and à la vôtre (cheers)!

Quick tip for serving: Try serving this particular rosé in a coupe glass rather than a flute. Considering the texture and quality of the bubbles I think it’s best served with more surface area allowing the bubbles to expand outward and not just up. And let’s be honest here, there’s just something magical about a coupe.


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