♦ LANCERS ♦
WHITE SPARKLING WINE
Lancers was launched in 1944, after Henry Behar visited Europe with the objective
of finding a rosé wine that could be particularly appealing to the American palate. His
search ended in Portugal, more precisely in the Palmela region, in the famous
cellars of José Maria da Fonseca. There, he found the moderately sweet, sparkling
rosé wine he had been looking for.
The wine was christened “Lancers” in homage to one of Mr. Behar’s favourite
paintings: “Las Lanzas” by Velázquez. Produced from the best Portuguese grape
varieties, the first shipment of Lancers arrived in the US in late 1944. The distributor
was Vintages Wines.
Lancers sparkling wine was launched in 1984. Lancers Brut White Sparkling Wine is made thru the Classic Method. It has a bright citric color with fine and persistent bubble.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLED ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Fruity (white pulp fruits) and harmonious
Fresh with persistant bubble
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
♦ AGEING ♦
Minimum age of 1 year in the bottle before “Degorgement”
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
It should be served well chilled as an aperitif or with fish and seafood.