Xavier Leconte "Le Clos de Poiloux" 2010

100% Pinot noir
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Champagne region of France.

Complex, round, full. Mature cheese, apricot and almond paste.

Tasting Notes

On the nose the 2010 Xavier Leconte Le Clos de Poiloux opens with attractive notes of mature cheese. At a second sniff, almond paste and apricot compote come to the nose.

The mouthfeel is round, full and pleasant. The bubble is fine and persistent.

The finish is long.

Score 92

My score / points

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Estate making Le Clos de Poiloux Estate Xavier Leconte
Le Clos de Poiloux (2010) Label Le Clos de Poiloux
Style of Le Clos de Poiloux Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Xavier Leconte Country France
Region of Xavier Leconte Region Champagne
Grape blend of Le Clos de Poiloux Grapes Pinot noir
Vintage of Le Clos de Poiloux Vintage 2010
My review of Le Clos de Poiloux Points

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Pinot noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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Champagne is a sparkling wine from France. While the word Champagne can be used to refer to any sparkling wine, it is illegal in the EU and some countries to label any product Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne wine region of France and is made according to the appellation’s regulations. This alcoholic beverage is made from particular grape varieties grown in the Champagne region, according to rules that include, among other things, specific vineyard practices, grape sourcing exclusively from specified locations within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods, and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

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Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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