From France, this fantastic sparkler just blew me away. I ordered a half-case and, after sharing two bottles, decided I had to get a case. According to The Tasting Panel (the most-widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry), "Aromas of buttered pears and lemon chiffon lead off to a startlingly pretty sparkler. The soft bubbles quickly dissipate, spreading out flavors of brioche and lime zest before oregano and cantaloupe develop midway. It’s complex and delicious, with a honeysuckle finish." The reviewers rated the wine 92.
Wine Library scribes noted, “This all white grape Blanc de Blanc style sparkling wine is crisp and light, but dry and complex like the classic Champagnes of France. . . . This bright-gold expression boasts a light and refreshing style that's equally well suited to wedding season and warm-weather occasions. With its fruity and floral aromas and flavors of white stone fruit, it can deftly accompany shellfish and poultry or stand on its own as an aperitif. A bright gold, this delightful sparkling wine made entirely from white grapes is characterized by light fruity and floral aromas and flavors of white stone fruit.” The price? As low as $9.88 per bottle! (Indeed, Pigs do fly!)