We drove into historic Fort Langley tonight (despite the snow) to enjoy a very yummy dinner with six friends. Teresa Pippus, our hostess, prepared raclette and I took along a bottle of Flor (a Prosecco made from grapes within and outside the Valdobbiadene region of Veneto in Italy; therefore, it isn't allowed to use the Valdobbiadene DOCG designation) to share.
This sparkling wine—which clocks in at $20 and 12% ABV—is fragrant, refreshing, and full of citrus and stone fruit flavours. The bubbles are fine and the mousse is creamy, with a nutty undertone.
Flor has just the sort of acidity you want to clean your palate and help you get through all the melted, gooey, cheesey goodness of raclette.
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