La Bulle-Moose (Alces fizzicus) is a species known for its exceptional friendliness, its ebullient personality, perhaps not so much for its exceptional intelligence or common sense. But it can sniff out a party. La Bulle-Moose de Cigare, fizzy and pink is made from Grenache (57%), Grenache Blanc (18%), Mourvèdre (9%), Roussanne (6%), Carignane (5%), Cinsaut (5%). Relatively pale in color with a subtle fragrance of strawberry, rose petal and garrigue, La Bulle-Moose is an elegant (and oh so intelligent) choice of beverage for virtually any occasion, including, say ones involving the ingestion of sushi or barbecue or participation in outdoor sports or indoor sports or birdwatching or ice-sculpture or moosle-building, moosturizing, moostache-trimming, moosaic construction, etc. Particularly useful food pairings: moossaka, moozarella crostini, moosseline de poisson, tarte au pamplemoose and of course the classic chocolate moose. Enjoy its ebullience!
Cellaring: Drinkable upon release (Feb. 2018), 2 years ageability.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||57% Grenache, 18% Grenache Blanc, 9% Mourvèdre, 6% Roussanne, 5% Carignane, 5% Cinsaut||ABV:||13.2%|
This wine began life as a batch of Vin Gris de Cigare, that is to say, fermented in stainless steel, and held on its lees post-ferment and subject to rigorous and systematic bâtonage (lees-stirring). The wine was carbonated just prior to canning to a refreshing degree of fizziness just below the legal threshold (.392 g/100 ml of CO2) of the confiscatory/onerous sparkling/ luxury wine tax.
|Item number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|C4GG459010RBS||375ml||24||CAN||7 69434 18007 7||1 07 69434 18007 4||$8.99|
"Randall Grahm, the irrepressible eminence behind Bonny Doon, has embraced cans as a package for wine with this carbonated rosé. It tastes like his popular Vin Gris de Cigare, but with bubbles. Bubbles are bulles in French, and with mousse, for foam, we get a pun on “Bull Moose” in English. I love puns. And I love this wine. The can is worth reading, too. ABV: 13 percent. - Dave McIntyre"
- Washington Post (July 2018), GREAT VALUE - 2 STARS
"This bubbly pink blend is one of the better canned wines on the market, regardless of style. A blend of 57% Grenache, 18% Grenache Blanc with bits of Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Carignan and Cinsaut, it shows rounded watermelon, nectarine and grapefruit-rind aromas on the nose. The palate is crisp with strawberry, melon, red-apple and tart plum-skin flavors."
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2018), 90 pts