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Why to buy: These two wines—one made by the International Winery of the Year, and the other made from a biodynamic vineyard (the first champagne of its kind!)—are two of the most interesting sparkling wines we’ve tasted. Kante’s Brut has a sneaky complexity on its long, bright finish and Champagne Fleury’s cuvee is expressive, fresh and balanced.
Kante KK Brut Metodo Classico (90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar): Straw-yellow with a significant bead. The nose hints at white flowers and tropical fruits. The palate is bright and fresh with a creamy texture and flavors of apricot, vanilla and minerals. It’s a fantastic aperitif and also stellar with grilled vegetables and fish.
Champagne Fleury Fleur De L’Europe (91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar): Nutty and herby aromas with a hint of sherry give to a palate of honey, orange and peaches. Complex, smoky and ideal with buttery seafood or grilled mushrooms.
In this collection:
Kante KK Brut Metodo Classico
Champagne Fleury Fleur De L’Europe
Brand: Gilt Wine