A sprinting stage! To champagne. And I am off to Morro Bay. Little time to blog but a few thoughts:
Cavendish did not win! Fewer people fell down.
But tonight, because they finished in Reims, I have champagne. To be specific Franck Pascal Extra Brut Cuvee de Reserve. Another Alice Feiring recommendation. Here's what K & L has to say:
This is one of the most exciting Champagnes we carry! Franck Pascal has a tiny property in the western valley of the Marne- only eight and three quarter's acres, which he farms completely organically. This wine is a blend of 90% Meunier, 5% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir and composed of 70% 2004 with the balance coming from 2003 and 2002. The Champagne has an attractive straw color and a very nice, compact bead. On the nose it has an exotic, flowery personality anchored by savory croissant butter. It is exceptionally clean on the palate, with subtle pineapple fruit and just a hint of doughy richness. It finishes quite dry, as it should at only 5.6 grams per liter of dosage.
To me, very dry, very clean, apple, citrus, perfect after a long day at the beach.