The wine: J.P. Chenet Demi-Sec ice edition
The producer: J.P. Chenet www.jpchenet.com
They say: Smooth, creamy and fresh, J.P Chenet Ice leaves a long aromatic taste in the mouth with a fine, supple yet rich texture. To be served very cold, the slightly increased sweetness highlights its delicate fruity aromas once it’s in contact with the ice. With an accessible price tag and an eye catching all white bottle, this new wine will offer a chic new way of enjoying sparkling wines appealing to a younger, dynamic consumer who usually chooses RTD or fruit-flavoured ciders.
We say: Very subtle nose. Pear dominates when served well chilled. Not immediately obvious as a demi-sec sparkling wine. Awkward juxtaposition of alcohol and flavour. After ice is added, quince and citrus shows through. Refreshing as an aperitif, with plenty of ice, but not a serious drinking wine.
Try with: Soy and maple syrup marinated salmon
Price (RRP): £9.95
Available from: ASDA
Additional notes: Launched at Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. Intended to be served over ice.
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