Xavier Leconte "Scellée 2 Terroires" 2011

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

Spicy and round. Vanilla and patisserie notes.

Tasting Notes

The 2011 Xavier Leconte Scellée 2 Terroires is rather spicy on the nose with aromas of vanilla and patisserie following.

This champagne is very balanced and the bubble fine and persistent.

The mouthfeel is round and full.

The finish is long.

Score 91

My score / points

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Estate making Scellée 2 Terroires Estate Xavier Leconte
Scellée 2 Terroires (2011) Label Scellée 2 Terroires
Style of Scellée 2 Terroires Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Xavier Leconte Country France
Region of Xavier Leconte Region Champagne
Grape blend of Scellée 2 Terroires Grapes Pinot noir, Chardonnay
Vintage of Scellée 2 Terroires Vintage 2011
My review of Scellée 2 Terroires 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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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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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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Wines Related To Champagne

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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