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Fines Bulles (France)

In the Loire Valley, sparkling wines are best known as Fines Bulles.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Flowers
Flowers
Honey
Honey
Almonds
Almonds
Mineral
Minerals

Typical Fines Bulles flavors are Lemon, Lime, Apple, Almond, and Minerality.

Profile

Fines Bulles wines are acidic, and have less body than Champage:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperatures:
6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing

You can drink Sparkling Wines to almost everything.

Whether it is French Champagne, Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas
Sandwitch
Sandwitch

Crab
Seafood
French Fries
Fries
Egg
Egg Dishes
Pasta
Pasta

Strawberries
Strawberries
Panettone
Cantucci
Panettone
Panettone
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Fines Bulles pairs well with salt, because the bubbles break up the salt in the mouth.

Acidity and bubbles also pair well with rich food and creamy and oily dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Sandwiches. Focaccia.
Green Salad. Asparagus. Avocado. Artichokes.
Ham and Melon. Prosciutto. Serano.
Egg Dishes. Omelette. Smoked Salmon.
French Fries. Popcorn.
Panettone. Biscuits.
Fruit Salad. Sweet Soufflés.
Figs. Chocolate. Crème Brulée.

Cheese:
Soft and Fresh Cheeses.
Brie. Camembert. Washed-Rind. Robiola.
Feta. Fontina. Creamy Blue.

About Fines Bulles

Fines Bulles de Loire

These wines are typically made from 70% Chenin Blanc and 30% Chardonnay. The rosé variant is typical 100% Cabernet Franc.

Sugar Levels

Regulation
EC 607/2009
Sugar
gram/litre
Calories
/glass
Brut Nature (Brut Zero)0-33
Extra Brut 0-6 5
Brut 0-12 7
Extra Dry (Extra Sec, Extra Seco) 12-17 10
Dry (Sec, Seco) 17-32 20
Demi (Semi) 32-50 30
Doux (Sweet, Dulce) 50+ 30+

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