Verméil (vehr-MAY) is a Demi-Sec, or lightly sweet sparkling wine. Modern tastes have driven most fine sparkling wines to the dry side; however, an extra touch of dosage makes for a delightful experience. The name Verméil comes from a fire-gilding process first developed in France in the 18th century. Most often it is sterling silver covered with gold. The 2016 Verméil Demi-Sec is the silver of a classic Brut blend overlaid with the gold of a Le Rêve dosage. Its pale gold appearance glitters with very fine, lively bubbles.
A gorgeous tribute to the 2016 vintage, aromas of apple, honey suckle, lemon zest, and toasted almonds beckon on a delicate mousse of bubbles. Luscious flavors evoke lychee, ripe pear, marzipan, and apple cobbler filling the wine’s round palate and long, creamy finish.
The 2016 harvest was a high quality vintage marked by mild, consistent weather through the growing season and lower than average temperatures in the crucial months of June and July. This allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and consistently providing optimum flavor development.
Food Pairing Notes
This delicious wine may be appreciated with brunch, before dinner, or with entrees enhanced with fruit sauces or sweet reductions. It is also an incomparable pairing for desserts, making it an outstanding choice for weddings, and other celebrations.