Deliciously refreshing, this mineral-driven sparkling wine displays crisp green apple and under-ripe pear flavors vibrantly on the palate. It's simply delightful as an aperitif, but also try it with oysters and other hors d'oeuvres.
Recipe PairingsCorn Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche
Loire Valley, France
In making white wine, the highest-quality batch of juice is called the free run. It's the grape juice that flows off a load of grapes naturally, from the weight of the harvest pressing down on itself, right after the load is harvested.