Fine Wines to Discover- Kirkland Signature 2012 Champagne’s

Fern Mc Costigan By Fern Mc Costigan, 6th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1bvs_62b/
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Kirkland Signature Champagnes are this retail giant pride as its quality and presentation to a palate ready to enjoy the elegance of this fine drink.

Kirkland Signature 2012 Champagne’s

Champagne to celebrate! Very well keep in mind quality, elegance and out of this world flavors- as well toast for our fortunes to present and the ones to come in an elegant fashion!
This time I have a couple of excellent beverages that our friends at Costco have brought to us with their seal of grand quality and flavors fit for royalty along a nice tab for your wallet.
I do believe in quality in these two bubblies that Kirkland Signature Wines have brought us to celebrate not only in this or another time of the year.
With their traditional white and rose champagnes, it will melt your taste buds with pure pleasure as well enjoy it’s one of kind flavor’s as well adorn your table with sheer classiness.
Getting back to this couple of French beauties native of a region that bears its name- in this case Champagne, France has given us the top of its class as well a nice vintage.
In a few words champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in- bottle secondary fermentation of wine to effect carbonation and produced exclusively in this region of France that bears its name.
The origins of tis grapes come from the estates of Monsieur Manuel Janisson and Roland Bruyne that this latter one contributes with a good percentage from their vineyards rated with grapes as Premier and Grand Cru.
I mean with a blend of the best varietals that compose this excellent drink with 65% Pinot Noir that gives it a little hints of red in this bubbly and with 25 % Petit Meunier and the acidity of a 10% Chardonnay.
In its white champagne this beauty really shows off its flavor’s to a thirsty palate ready for some class and firmness and an all-around range of flavors as peaches, oranges and dry breads that characterize this beverage tastes.
On the other side its cousin really shows off nice acidity and a dynamite deep red color- this one after it touches your palate shows off cassis, fresh picked strawberries and a mineral finish along some acidity of a pink grapefruit in its peak.
Now shall we pair this bubbly with any dishes that I will describe for you as seafood, Hors’ D’ Oeuvres, strong and mild cheeses, Asian food in general, Indian Food, poultry’s, fruits and desserts.
I know what you’re waiting for its price tag with a price in $ 19.99 USD, £ 17.00 GBP and € 17.00 Euros along a nice alcohol level in both of 12 %.
Still the only catch is that this bubbly is only found at the retailer above mentioned as its proudly presented as its in house label, enjoy and season’s greetings!


Remember to enjoy with moderation and responsibly!

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Kirkland Signature Champagne

Kirkland Signature White Champagne

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Kirkland Signature Rose Champagne

Kirkland Signature Rose Champagne

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Chilling of Champagne

In a Champagne bucket: a bottle from your cellar plunged into a mixture of water and ice should reach the right temperature in 15 to 20 minutes.
In the refrigerator: lie the bottle down on the bottom shelf for three or four hours before serving; you can leave it there even longer, provided that the temperature remains constant; this way you will always have a ready chilled bottle to hand.

The right temperature Champagne is best drunk chilled but never iced. The younger and livelier the Champagne, the cooler it should be served (8ºC). Mature or vintage Champagne will be perfect at 10ºC. Over-chilling will mean that the wine is too cold to release its aromas and flavors.

How to Read a Label

The label:
The label carries the following information:
- The Champagne Appellation
- The brand or name of the producer
- The level of dosage: e.g. brut, demi-sec, Specific descriptors; Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Vintage, Rosé, prestige cuvées.

Champagne

Le Remueur: 1889 engraving of the man engaged in the laborious daily task of turning each bottle a fraction
Méthode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne (and some sparkling wine) is produced. After primary fermentation and bottling, a second alcoholic fermentation occurs in the bottle. This second fermentation is induced by adding several grams of yeast (usually Saccharomyces cerevisiae, although each brand has its own secret recipe) and several grams of rock sugar. According to the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée a minimum of 1.5 years is required to completely develop all the flavour. For years where the harvest is exceptional, a millesimé is declared. This means that the champagne will be very good and has to mature for at least 3 years.
During this time the champagne bottle is capped with a crown cap. The bottle is then riddled, so that the lees settles in the neck of the bottle. The neck is then frozen, and the cap removed. The pressure in the bottle forces out the lees, and the bottle is quickly corked to maintain the carbon dioxide in solution.

Champagne History in Pictures

Jean François de Troy's 1735 painting Le Déjeuner d'Huîtres (Luncheon with Oysters) is the first known depiction of champagne in painting.

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Champagne, France, French Champagne, French Wines, Methode Champenoise

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
Aspiring Freelance Writer in the following subjects that I follow as Politics, Fine Wines, Sports as Football from Premiership and Major League Soccer from the US.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Johnny for your kind moderation, Season's Greetings!

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author avatar Avaysa
6th Dec 2013 (#)

i saw a kirkland at the wine shop! i think I'll have a try after reading this

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author avatar joyalariwo
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Me too, guess Ill have a go at that, nice article fern.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you kindly for your comment and reading joyalariwo

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Only at Costco my friend Avaysa they sell Kirkland blend!

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author avatar letlet796
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Season's Greeting Fern! Nice article.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Dec 2013 (#)

Season's greetings to you my friend and enjoy

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author avatar Mariah
6th Dec 2013 (#)

To you Fern...our lovely champagne lady..thank you for
this my friend

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Dec 2013 (#)

My pleasure my dear Mariah, enjoy with moderation, thank you for your kind comments!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
6th Dec 2013 (#)

oh my dear friend, thanks again for this posting..your knowledge of wines is superb....such a lovely champagne lady you are..my dear friend....

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks my dear Caro, hope you enjoy this bubbly!

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
7th Dec 2013 (#)

I was never fond of champagne and after reading this, I now know why. I was drinking the bad stuff they serve at some weddings and functions. It can't all be bad tasting, as your description make me want to try another brand, and the Kirkland Signature sounds appealing to me. Thanks for enlightening me on champagne.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2013 (#)

You're very welcome my dear Michelle, Its a nice dirnk if you dont like it you have the option of prosecco or Cava, Kirkland Signature is only sold at Costco, you are very welcome and thank you!

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author avatar madugundurukmini
7th Dec 2013 (#)

fine -wines

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Madu!

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author avatar snerfu
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Great article, Season's Greetings Ms Costigan.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Same to you Snrefu, enjoy!

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author avatar Carol
8th Dec 2013 (#)

With Christmas coming, it's great you share your knowledge with us Fern

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank You my dear Carol, Seasons Greetings!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
8th Dec 2013 (#)

Fern, you really are the champagne lady. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Dec 2013 (#)

My pleasure my dear Connie,very flatered by your kind comments, cheers!

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author avatar madugundurukmini
11th Dec 2013 (#)

fine wine

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Madu!

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Dec 2013 (#)

I have not tried Kirkland but Christmas is coming soon. Thank you for posting.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Dec 2013 (#)

My pleasure Kingwell and thank you for reading my friend, Seasons greetings!

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