Before the Bubbles: the Secrets of Champagne’s Vins Clairs, Palate Press
In my experience, vins clairs tastings are a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of the wine before the bubbles, and to imagine their development over time; they are a unique foray into the magical kingdom of champagne. Early in the life of a bottle of champagne, before bubbles have started to form through second fermentation, the wine in the bottle is a still wine: vin clair in French. And earlier, before the wine is bottled, there are many different vins clairs in the cellar, as blending is an intrinsic part of creating champagne. Read the full article HERE.