2016 Intro to Grower Champagne
The perfect pair to begin an exploration of grower Champagne. One is fresh and precise, the other introduces you to the added complexities of additional lees aging. Learning was never so delicious!
Alexandre Lenique Cuvée Excellence Brut
This cuvée has a color that is very light, almost star bright. The nose is classic Champagne, but the palate is extremely delicate. Alexandre is young, but he makes a precise cuvée with huge minerality and zing. The freshness of the wine is obvious, it represents the Côte des Blancs at its best, and it will keep you reminiscing.
Gimonnet-Oger Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru
An entry-level cuvée from Jean-Luc, but this is not basic. The base wine is from the excellent 2005 vintage-- meaning this wine has been aged for 7 years! The palate is rich and expressive with the gorgeous chardonnay showing off for your senses. The finish is classic, with chalk and minerals that linger. A great way to start a meal, or to enjoy with a bit of cheese anytime.