Champagne

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Agrapart NV (base 19) Champagne 7 Crus

Comprised of grapes from all seven villages in the Côte des Blancs, where Agrapart has vines, 7 Crus is a blend of two vintages, aged partially in barrel, partially in tank. The wine is fermented with native yeasts and aged on the lees for three years before release. The palate balances orchard fruit flavors with racy acidity, sapid minerality, and a richness derived from its élevage. And while this is  produced in greater volume, 7 Crus is a Champagne that ages beautifully and is worthy of space in one's cellar. John McIlwain

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  • 18 in stock
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  • $64.99

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Agrapart NV Champagne Extra Brut Terroirs Blanc de Blancs

A non-vintage blend from parcels in Avize, Cramant, Oger, and Oiry Sourced from Chardonnay vines between 20 and 50 years in age. Comprised of two vintages (2016 and 2017 in this release), the older of the two aged in wood, while the newer vintage is aged in tank. Above all Terroirs is a testament to the expression of chalk.

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Barbichon NV base 17 Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs

From year to year there seem to be few greater values in Champagne than those of biodynamic grower Thomas Barbichon in Gyé-sur-Seine in the Aube. From his 9 HA domaine he produces wines of purity, elegance, and precision. The current disgorgement of his Blanc de Noirs is Pinot Noir-dominant. The 2017-base Barbichon Blanc de Noirs is comprised of 93% Pinot Noir and 7% Pinot Meunier. The farming is Demeter certified. The robe has a faint peach hue.  The nose is attractively floral and red-fruited with aromas of wild strawberry, sour cherry, and crushed herbs.The palate is bright and vibrant with flavors of orange oil, a fine line of minerality, with a soft mousse and fine bead.The finish is expansive and tangy with a hint of biscuit on the back end. Lovely Champagne and an excellent value.  John McIlwain

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  • $42.99

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Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

One of the continuing delights of selling the Champagnes of André Beaufort is tasting the recently disgorged back vintage wines, such as this 1998, disgorged for our order in October of 2021. The balance between freshness and maturity is compelling (not to mention delicious). The 1998 Polisy Brut: orange peel, lemon oil, iron and brine on the nose. Nori, preserved lemon, ginger, and limestone on the taut palate. This has an intriguing sapidity that seems at least as akin to Chablis whose soils it shares as anything from the Marne. Try this with smoked salmon on rye crisps with mustard butter as an apéro, or better yet a plate of Kumamoto and Olympia oysters. This is a satisfyingly savory Champagne for the table. . (Disgorged 10/21, Lot n. 1998P). John McIlwain

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Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut (D 10/21)

The 1998 Ambonnay Brut has long been a staff favorite and this disgorgement does not disappoint. Brillliant, golden yellow in color and showing a finely-beaded mousse, this offers one of the two most expressive aromatic profiles of this current Beaufort lineup. Aromas of Mirabelle plums, toasted hazelnuts, and crème brulée transition to notes of Jonagold apples, cinnamon, and wild flowers. The palate is generous and expansive and carries tones of brazil nuts, greengages, and irises that crescendo to a fine, zippy finish. This is complex and delicious Champagne!  (Disgorged for this order in October, 2021)

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Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort from the superb 2002 vintage - the estate converted to organic agriculture in the early 70's and makes brilliant, full-bodied Champagnes that are among the most "vinous" being made today. Medium golden yellow in color and sporting a discrete mousse. The nose is quite floral with tones of cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and irises before touches of quince and fresh baguette. The palate is concentrated with a spherical yet laser-like focus that offers notes of lemon sorbet, tart lemon custard, and apple pie, underlined by a fine minerality that persists through to a rounded, savory finish. Really a very pretty and lovely wine. This medium-bodied Champagne is made of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and was disgorged in Oct 2021 after 18+ years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

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Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged for this order in October 2021. 2008 continues to delight, even 13 years after the harvest. The current disgorgement of the Polisy has a pale yellow robe, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is soft and pretty offering aromas of golden apple, acacia, lemon curd and apple blossom. The mid-weight palate is bright and brisk on attack, with flavors of Macintosh apple, bergamot, and green tea giving way to a fine core of minerality lending focus. This has good length and energy on  a lifted and expansive finish. This is very good with vibrant fruit and nascent aged flavors knitting elegantly. A fine effort from the Beauforts!

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Beaufort, André 2009 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

This is classic Beaufort: balanced, rounded and finely filigreed with a judicious dosage. In truth, the 2009 Ambonnay Grand Cru tastes very dry for a Brut, closer to an Extra Brut in style. It shows a burnished golden yellow in the glass, adorned by a finely beaded and generous mousse. The nose offers notes of brioche, cardamom, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, white flowers, and honeysuckle. The palate is powerful and broad, accented with aromas of Cortland apples, apple pie, and nutmeg that lead to a lingering, herbal finish. The 2009 Brut shows the pedigree of its Ambonnay Grand Cru fruit. It's delicious now, but it also has real aging potential. (Lot #09A. Disgorged Oct 2021.)

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Beaufort, André 2012 Champagne Polisy Brut Res. (D 6/21)

Having missed our trip to France this year, we decided to bring in two vintages from Beaufort that we have not tasted recently, 2012 and 2014. The 2012 has warranted our attention. The robe is a pale golden yellow. The wine has a fine bead and soft foamy mousse. The nose offers aromas of apple blosom, Seville orange peel, and wet stone. The palate is ripe but chiseled, with savory russet apple peel, crushed herbs, evolving with air to offer  flavors of salted plum and stone. As with other Beaufort Champagnes the character is vinous and mouth-filling and suited for the table. This shows excellent energy and persistence and beckons for pairing with salmon crudo, marinated roasted peppers, or salade Nicoise with perfectly ripe tomatoes. John McIlwain

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Beaufort, André 2014 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

As with most vineyards from Beaujolais north to Champagne, 2014 was typified by uneven weather and a cool damp summer, but was saved in the end by a warm, dry September, producing bright, well balanced wines of moderate ripeness. The 2014 Ambonnay Brut, disgorged in October of 2021, boasts a super-fine bead and soft frothy mousse. The nose is redolent of dried flowers (chamomile), orange rind, and stone fruit with a briny top note. The palate is firm and  concentrated, with flavors of pear skin, russet apple, and spices, underlain by a firm chalky core. And while this displays the power of the Ambonnay grand cru, this shows fine elegance nuance, with layers of mineral detail. Lovely juice, indeed! John McIlwain

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Beaufort, André 2019 Coteaux Champenois Polisy Rouge

The 2019 Beaufort Polisy Rouge Coteaux Champenois (stilll wine) is 100% Pinot Noir grown on the Kimmeridgian limestone of Polisy. 2019 is a vintage of beautiful ripeness, but showing only 11% alcohol thanks to the climat in Polisy and the Beaufort's superb organic farming. This is a must for any lover of old-fashioned red Burgundy, we can't wait to try it. 36 bottles available.

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Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (D 11/20)

We're fans of the Champagnes of Beaufort for a number of reasons. The farming at this historic Domaine is impeccable and the winemaking is classical and refreshingly old school. The 2015 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Disgorged December 2020.

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Beaufort, André NV (2019) Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

The current release of Beaufort Polisy Reserve Brut Nature NV  is based on the 2019 vintage and was disgorged for this order in October, 2021. All in all, this is a pretty fascinating bottle, juxtaposing quite exotic fruit against a bracing mineral character. The nose and palate are awash with yellow florals, stone fruit and pineapple, while the back end is intensely chalky, with the limestone coolness adding length to the significant acid structure. This is very good and would make a great accompaniment to some crab salad this holiday season. Sam Ehrlich

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Beaufort, André NV (2016) Champagne Brut Reserve (D 10/21)

A new bottling for us at the store. 2016 “Reserve” Brut (neither Polisy nor Ambonnay) is sourced from the 1er Cru village of Hautvillers located in La Grande Vallée de Marne next door to Cumiéres, home of Vincent Laval. The robe is a pale peachy yellow hue. Fine bead. The effusive nose offers lovely aromas of apple blossom and stone fruit—white peach skin, nectarine, St Anne cherry. The palate is ample, ripe, and generous with gorgeous fruit underlain by a fine stony core and a long, juicy, lingering finish with just a hint of brioche on the back end. Really lovely out of the gate, but with such balance that we are eager to see what a few years in the cellar will do. One of the finest young Champagnes we’ve tasted from Beaufort and a true crowd-pleaser. John McIlwain

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Bérêche NV (2017 Base) Extra Brut Rose Campania Remensis 1.5L

Bérêche's Campania Remensis is a consistently fascinating rosé Champagne, in a category fraught with uninspiring wines. The 2017 base is 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunir with 5% still red wine from Ormes on the western side of the Montagne de Reims. Fermented in oak. Aged under cork and hand disgorged. The 2017 base boasts a pale salmon peach robe and fine bead.Pomegranate, wild strawberry, currant leaf, and salted plum on the nose. The palate is brisk and fresh with rosehip, wild berry, crushed herbs over a salty core,  and long, chalky finish. This is a touch more svelte than some years, but it more than makes up for this with energy and brio. John McIlwain

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Bérêche, Raphael NV (2017 Base) Champagne Brut Nature Beaux Regards Chardonnay

Les Beaux Regards is a blend of two parcels of Chardonnay in Ludes on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims planted in 1964 and 1970. The loamy clay soils produce a Champagne more vinous in character, rather than exclusively taut and chalky.

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Calsac, Étienne NV 19b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Échappée Belle

The 2019 base l’Échappée Belle reminds us of the beautiful purity and vibrancy of Étienne Calsac’s Champagnes. Though the domaine is located in Avize this wine speaks more to its origins in Grauves (considered Côtes des Blancs, though more aligned in character to Coteaux Sud d’Epernay according to our friend writer Peter Liem) with a just a nod towards the south-facing village of Bisseuil on the lower slope on La Montagne de Reims.

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Calsac, Étienne NV 19b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Les Rocheforts

100% Chardonnay planted in the 1980s from the southeast-facing Les Rocheforts lieu-dit in the 1er cru village of Bisseuil on the Montagne de Reims. Aged in tank and barrel and blended with a reserve wine from a perpetual cuvee dating from 2012.

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Cazé-Thibault NV 18b Champagne Naturellement

100% Pinot Meunier from 6 parcels of certified organic vines in Châtillon and Vandières in the Valléede la Marne. Fermented in barrel with native yeasts, no malo unless it occurs naturally. bottled with 2.7 grams dosage.

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Chartogne-Taillet 2016 Champagne Extra-Brut Les Couarres

Comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Les Couarres is a lieu-dit in the center of Merfy with sandy clay soils over tufa. Per Alexandre Chartogne's website, this is the most humid of his parcels and prone to frost.

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Doquet, Pascal 2008 Champagne 1er Cru Mont Aime Coeur de Terroir

Located just south of Bergères and east of Vertus, Doquet has well-situated vines on Le Mont Aimé, a premier cru hill of  chalk, silex and sand rather than the purer chalk of the rest of the Côte des Blancs. The vineyard sight is south-facing, but is still cooler than Doquest's parcels in Le Mesnil or Vertus. Pascal's Mont Aimé is mineral flinty, and briny on the palate. It is rare to encounter cuvées from Mont Aimé, so this is a treat; even more so in the excellent 2008 vintage. John McIlwain (Pre-arrival, wine arrives 7/23.)

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Doquet, Pascal 2008 Champagne 1er Cru Vertus Coeur de Terroir

A selection of the oldest and best of Pascal's organically-farmed vines in Vertus. This rich, Chardonnay-based Champagne from Vertus displays the precision of the chalky soils and the rich broadness of the clay. Long lees-aging and the terroir result in broad, elegantly textured wines with a deep, earthy undercurrent.  (Pre-arrival, wine arrives 7/23.)

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Doquet, Pascal NV (2014 base) Champagne Diapason Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay from the grand cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. Comprised of 52% 2014 fruit and 48% reserve wines. Disgorged 12/2/2020. Dosage 3.5g/l. Pale lemon yellow robe, fine bead soft mousse. Lemon oil, chalk, rainwater, sorrel, and apple skin. Salted lemon, citrus pith, lemon curd and quinine on the palate—mouthwatering, and electric. Fine energy and great sapid mineral core. The chalk is perfectly knit and well worn. Svelte and assured, long lingering finish. Very Mesnil and perfect balance. Lovely.

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Filaine (Fabrice Gass) NV Damery Cuvée Speciale Base 18

The tiny Champagne Filaine is one of our favorite Champagne houses.  And the singular Fabrice Gass is one of our favorite Champagne characters. His wines  are made up of  Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier from the south-facing village of Damery on the slope of the Grand Vallée de la Marne. The wines are made in the manner of 100 years ago. Fabrice farms without chemicals, ferments in wood, and due to the age of his barrels, naturally avoids malolactic fermentation.  This disgorgement is based on the 2018 vintage and balances nicely the classic richness of Damery and the ripeness of the vintage with a steely minerality. The palate balances ripe red fruit and a pervasive sense of chalkiness with a creamy texture on the broad, rich finish. John McIlwain

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Laherte Frères NV Champagne Chavot Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier

Aurélien Laherte decided to retool his previous Brut Rosé Ultradition Champagne and focus on one exclusively made from Pinot Meunier. This Champagne combines 60% immediately pressed Meunier blended with 30% macerated Meunier and 10% still red Meunier (most rosé Champagnes only opt for one of these methods of production).  This wine has a deep salmon robe with delicate flavors of wild cherry, salty plum, dried tarragon, and a sharp streak of chalky minerality. A Champagne with both finesse and structure, you can serve this as an aperitif or pair this with lighter meats or a rare filet mignon! 

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Laherte Frères NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

A staff favorite, this is the go-to Blanc de Blancs for a lean and food friendly Champagne. The nose is understated with notes of Meyer lemon, sage, and orange blossom. The palate offers a rush of freshness that carries aromas of white peaches, apricots through to a McIntosh apple finish.

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  • 72 in stock
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Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition 375 ml

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay that doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, along with 10% Pinot Noir. There is a delicate red fruit quality — pale plums — but otherwise the high-toned Chardonnay comes through with a delightful lemon tone. Earthy salinity and minerals lead to a dry, mouth-watering finish. A large percentage of Meunier gives this Champagne a broad, rich, earthy character that matches very well with Beau Soleil oysters and Caviar. MSB

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Larmandier-Bernier NV (2014) Champagne 1er Cru Terre de Vertus BdB 1.5L Mag

One of the earliest proponents of biodynamic viticulture in the region, Larmandier-Bernier makes beautifully detailed, natural Champagnes of terroir. Terre de Vertus is sourced from the Les Barilles and Les Faucherets lieux-dits on the middle of the slope in Vertus. Fermented in a combination of tank and barrels, bottled without dosage.


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Marguet Père and Fils NV Base 2017 Shaman Champagne Extra Brut

Majority Pinot Noir, with Chardonnay, bottled with no dosage or sulfur. There is plenty of drive and precision here to counter the richness and fine, savory, lifted finish. The spice and stony notes make this an excellent Champagne for dim sum or heartier fare, such as Peking duck, not to mention a cracking autumnal apéritif for a Thanksgiving feast!

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  • 14 in stock
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  • $59.99

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Marie-Courtin 2016 Champagne Extra-Brut Concordance Sans Soufre

We continue to be dazzled by the striking purity and expressiveness of the Dominique Moreau's wines. They show great balance between pure fruit and mineral detail with an ineffable suavity that tugs at the heart.  Comprised of 100% biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir  and vinified with native years  for the initial fermentation in addition to the prise de mousse and bottled without sulfur, this is a splendid natural Champagne full of red fruit and Pinot spice as well as a broad supple palate derived from the clay limestone soils and warmer Aube climate. John McIlwain

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Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 16) Champagne Extra Brut Les Bauchets Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir planted in 1983 from a southeast-facing plot comprised of sandy soils in Vandières on the right (northern) bank of the Marne River. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in vat and barrel without undergoing malolactic, the secondary fermentation is under cork.

*Pre-arrival, wine arrives 6/25.

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Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Pucelle Blanc de Noirs

La Pucelle is comprised of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from the bottom of the slope in the eponymous lieu-dit. The vines date from 1961 and are planted in sandy, deep silt soils, which are farmed organically and lightly tilled twice a year, with grass allowed to grow between the vines. The vins clairs are fermented and aged in wood, undergo malolactic fermentation and are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

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Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru Le Village Blanc de Blancs

Le Village is 100% Chardonnay planted in 1986, located mid-slope in clay-limestone soils. Farmed organically, with light tilling in the Spring and mowing on the the cover crops in the summer. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in barrel with 10 months on the lees and bottled with low sulfur. Disgorged 02/2020.Thomas Perseval is one of my favorite of the new generation of Champenois. Soft-spoken and humble, he recognizes the way to the most interesting Champagne is thru conscientious farming. In a bit of shallow comparison on my part, the wines are nuanced and subtle, but quietly confident like the grower. 2015 is a difficult vintage and and a number of the wines can display a hard edge and asperity—cranky in layman’s terms—but Perseval’s are perhaps more accurately described as just a touch backwards. On opening Le Village is a bit sullen, showing more herbaceous that fruity, though that disappears with a quick decant. The nose offers pretty aromas of apple blossom, white peach fuzz, and a bit of lemon pith. The palate is coiled and initially inscrutable with stone and stone and green tea notes dominating,  but with air things become more textured and focused. Sure, there are subtle notes orchard fruit, apple skin and Meyer lemon oil, but there’s also a lovely pure ripeness that carries from attack to finish that lends charm and grace to the otherwise deeply mineral proceedings. There’s nascent complexity already on display (after the decant) and the first glass effortlessly begets a second pour. This makes for a nervy aperitif, but showed better still with a snow day cabbage and farro soup. And while quite lovely now, I suspect 3-5 years of post disgorgement aging will allow the elements to knit and for this to be a special bottle. John McIlwain

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Ruppert-Leroy 2018 Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir "Papillon"

 From a parcel of massale-selected Pinot Noir vines within the  Fosse Grely vineyard in Essoyes. Pretty aromas of peach skin, salted orange peel, and golden apple on the nose. The palate is lush and red-fruited with notes of Queen Anne cherry, spice, and wet stone. This combines fine concentration with a sapid, mineral core. Bottled without SO2. John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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  • 6 in stock
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Soreau, Hubert 2010 Champagne Brut Clos de l'Abbé Blanc de Blancs

Hubert Soreau is is a vigneron whose wine exemplifies the dedication of small growers to producing distinctive Champagnes of terroir. Farming just .49 ha near Epernay without chemicals, he produces tiny amounts of wine which ages in wood, sees long lees-aging under cork, and extended time in the cellar before release. The current Release of Le Clos l'Abbé (base 2010 with this bottling) is vinous,  savory, and layered.  The nose offers aromas  of lemon blossom, sea spray, beeswax, and chalk. The palate is rich and layered, with  a subtle, perfectly knit barrel influence  lending textural complexity to the mid-palate. This is a lovely blanc de blancs with pinpoint balance between the ripe fruit, briochey, biscuity nose, and salty chalkiness. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged summer, 2019. John McIlwain

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Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

There's a great deal to admire in the Champagnes and ethic of Aurelien Suenen. His wines combine beautiful fruit with a frank minerality in a graceful way. This results from conscientious farming (Suenen has been in transition to organic certification since 2009), deft work in the cellar (native yeast fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation, moderate use of sulfur, and dosage determined by blind tasting trial). Aurelien's  releases display his desire to release Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly chalky. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant tends to be richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. Pale yellow robe with fine bead and soft mousse. Nose offers pretty aromas of golden apple skin, orange oil (that’s the Cramant talking) and apple blossom. The palate is concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and toast. In the mouth this is broad and expansive, but not lacking for energy or flair on the incisively chalky finish. This could use a bit of time to knit, but it’s certainly delicious now. The 2018 release was disgorged in June, 2021 and bottled with 4g/l dosage.

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Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Oiry Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Wines from the village of Oiry are typically sold under the Cramant designation (we haven't been able to find another Champagne with this single village designation, as yet), so this is a fine opportunity to taste Oiry's distinctive, chalky terroir. Aurelien's parcels contain some very old Chardonnay vines which make for some pungently mineral, stony wines. The vins clairs are fermented partially in barrel, spend nine months on the lees. The 2018 was disgorged in June of 2021 and bottled with 3 g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 39 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • Organic

Tarlant 2004 Champagne Vigne d'Antan Non-Greffée

From 80 year-old ungrafted Chardonnay vines--one of the only ungrafted vineyards in Champagne. Vinified in used barrique, no malo, very low sulfur, bottled without dosage. The current disgorgement spent 14 years and 9 months on the lees.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $133.99

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Zero (2012 base)

Comprised of 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Meunier. With a 2012 base  with reserve wines. Aged on lees for 6 years. Disgorged July 2019.  Bottled without dosage, this still has a fine sense of energy and depth on the palate due to great farming and long lees-aging. The nose tends towards orchard fruit, citrus peel, and pear skin, with fine biscuity after-aromas. The palate shows a fine bead and with a good balance of concentration, minerality, and a bracing, zesty finish.

  • white sparkling
  • 19 in stock
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  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99