As a generalisation, in Australia we tend to think the only sparkling wine made in France is in Champagne. This is not true with almost every region in France, and every other wine region in the world for that matter, producing sparkling wine. And the goods news is, if you are willing to try something different, there are more alternatives to Champagne than ever before, with many representing excellent value for money.
This one from Louis Bouillot is a non-vintage French white sparkling worth crowing about! It's made the same way as Champagne, but it's from Burgundy and it certainly ticks all the boxes.
Just how does it taste? Flavours of vanilla, almond, toasted bread appear successively. There are touches of honey and ginger bread too with great acidity and fine, consistent beads. It has been one of the most successful (biggest selling) sparklings we've had over the last 12 months for a good reason.