Pierre Bise is one of those highly respected names in France’s Loire Valley and this Chenin Blanc based sparkler lets you know why. Rich texture, full weight in the mouth with deep roasted fall like flavors and aromas. Assertive right away, just this fierce blast of ample and generous fruit but then a more, haunting mineral and chalky core that comes cutting through. Leaner as far as weight goes but powerful in terms of flavor. I want a plate of simply prepared seafood, tangy cheeses or salty potato chips, maybe with some herbed rich dip to dunk them in with this wine.