Frederiksdal: Sur Lie 14.0% [500ml]
They say "The French term ‘sur lie’ means that wine is left to rest on its sediment, or residual yeast particles, for an extended period. The method of allowing wine to be in contact with the spent yeast is primarily one used in the French province of Champagne; it produces a richer and deeper tasting wine. Our Sur Lie is aged in French oak casks, and is the result of an amalgamation of 2-3 different vintages. The blend of mature and young vintages lends this wine a further degree of complexity: the younger vintages provide fresh and subtle fruity notes, while the mature ones provide more complex tones. This really is a nuanced wine and one that is a perfect companion to plain chocolate, marinated berries, cakes and, not least, dessert dishes such as risalamande. Sur Lie benefits from a period of decanting before serving. You can leave the wine open in a cool place for a few months."
We say "This is sweet with the lusious juice of cherry and a sophisticated fruity sharpness that enlivens the palate. Enjoy this on it's own or had a spash to champagne, just make sure it is enjoyed in the decadent fashion it deserves."