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Friday, July 05, 2013

Monmousseau Cremant de Loire

Still celebrating the 4th? Then we suggest toasting the long weekend with today’s Drink of the Week—the non-vintage Cremant de Loire from Monmousseau. Our current Summer Drinks Issue celebrates some of summer’s best bubbly, and we’re planning to pop the cork on this blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay (with a bit of Pinot Noir and Cab Franc also in the mix) all summer. Made in the methode traditionnelle (a process akin to Champagne production) and aged nearly two years before heading to market, this stellar sparkler offers fresh, fruity aromas, a rich, creamy mouthfeel, zippy flavors of Granny Smith apples and lemon zest, and a chalky minerality with smooth honey on the finish—definitely a great bang for your buck. $16, flatiron-wines.com

Thirsty for more summer-ready sparklers? Click here for our guide to some of the best bubbly of the season.