Bordeaux pink fizz from Chateau de Bonhoste via Hourlier Wines
Pink fizz from Bordeaux? Yes!
If you've never heard of Crémant de Bordeaux, that just makes this more of a bargain as you are not paying for the name.
It's made from Bordeaux grapes (mostly Cab Franc with some Merlot) according to the traditional (aka Champagne) method.
Fresh and elegant with a lovely, easy-drinking ripeness, this shows very nicely straight out of the bottle and works well as either an aperitif or with food.
A quick word on the seller; Hourlier Wines is a father-and-son wine merchant run by two Frenchmen in Melbourne, Derbyshire. If you want local independents like this to still be around, now's the time to think about re-purposing your commuting fund into keeping small businesses like these running.
You'll miss them when they're gone.
Château de Bonhoste Rosé NV, Crémant de Bordeaux (£15.75, Hourlier Wines) delicate strawberry and redcurrant fruits, yeasty autolysis and saline minerality. Fresh and linear with Brazil nut creamy leesiness. Very adept.
Drink as an aperitif, match with shellfish, mixed starters or lighter mains.