The Chenin Blanc's contribution is apparent in this sparkling wine of medium-light golden yellow, with a floral, cedar-spice nose. There's a moderate mousse - no heavy bubbling action, but persistent small bubbles. It is somewhat fruity in the mouth, with low apparent acidity in the flavor, yet a fairly long, fruity finish, ending with the acidity that was in there all along. This is a wine to drink with a meal. Try it with the classic dishes that go with Chardonnay but don't hesitate to pair it with more with aromatic dishes such as Moroccan-spiced chicken.

2008 Reginato “CJR” Blanc de Blancs

The Chenin Blanc’s contribution is apparent in this sparkling wine of medium-light golden yellow, with a floral, cedar-spice nose. There’s a moderate mousse – no heavy bubbling action, but persistent small bubbles. It is somewhat fruity in the mouth, with low apparent acidity in the flavor, yet a fairly long, fruity finish, ending with the acidity that was in there all along. This is a wine to drink with a meal. Try it with the classic dishes that go with Chardonnay but don’t hesitate to pair it with more with aromatic dishes such as Moroccan-spiced chicken.

WHO: Reginato Winery
WHAT: Chardonnay (70%), Chenin Blanc (30%)
WHERE: Argentina
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $15 (Media sample)

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