A wonderful Belgian sparkling wine.
Fruity - Complex
Wilfried Schorpion is one of the pioneers of winegrowing in Flanders, having planted his two hectares of vines in 1994, behind the house bought by his brother in Vliermaal (Limburg). From the outset, he chose the emblematic grape varieties of Champagne: Chardonnay (two thirds of the planted area), Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, to which he added some Auxerrois and a little Riesling. It is in a shed adjoining the vineyard that this craftsman produces, with a finesse rarely equalled, his range of sparkling wines, which wait on slats between two and a half and... nine years for his famous Fibonacci cuvée.
Schorpion Goud Brut
80% of Pinot Blanc and 20% of Chardonnay go into the blend of the Zwart Brut cuvée (8 grams of residual sugar per litre). The vine grows on clay-limestone soil, which is left grassy. The harvest is pressed, without de-stemming, in a large vertical press as used in Champagne. This cuvée remains on slats two and a half years before disgorgement.
Straw-yellow colour of medium intensity.
Aromas of ripe apples and walnuts.
Ample palate with elegant fruity nuances. Average length.
Perfect as an aperitif, but also as an accompaniment to seafood.