2022 is coming up on the horizon and we have our shelves stocked with Cava, Prosecco, Cremants, as well as Champagne and other bubbly things. Here’s a few last-minute additions, but just stop in and see what’s on the selves. But don’t miss the last item on this email. The weather outside is frightful. . . .But tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999! Why not? Skip to the bottom to see the 1999 Vintage Champagne. Call ahead to reserve yours for New Year’s Eve.
2020 Col Sandago, Wildbacher Brut Rosé $20
A distinct bubbly from Northern Italy. Delicate, fresh and alarmingly easy. Pale pink, laced with cherry and black forest fruits, a twist of bitters and a suggestion of fragrant rose.
Pierre Trichet, Authentique Premier Cru Brut $40
53% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay
A reserve Champagne (a blend of several vintages), pleasant and well made, with a fine bubble, predominantly black grape varieties. The effervescence is dynamic and the mousse is generous. On the nose; yellow fruits and citrus, enhanced with hazelnuts and noble vegetal notes. The palate; a minty, spicy, even peppery universe. Round, fresh and balanced wine
De Saint-Gall, 1er Brut Blanc de Blancs $44
A step into chardonnay refinement with fresh-lemon and brioche aromas. The palate is crisp, elegant and focused. Neat lemon and pastry flavors.
Vincent Couche, Chardonnay de Montguex Extra Brut $65
Grown in a single parcel in Montgueux. It is an assemblage of three different vintages and long rest on its yeasts (at least 8 years) before disgorging. Crispy, fruity and creamy Champagne Extra Brut with incredible depth. Biodynamic
2015 Liébart-Régnier, Ecélia Vintage Brut $53
75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
This Vintage Champagne sees 4 years cellar ageing and very low dosage (6 g). Ripe wheat and slightly peaty notes give character, which is further reinforced by the Pinot Noir. The confit fruit, musk and cinnamon deliver its trademark maturity and olfactory complexity. Smooth and fleshy mouthfeel with a dense, silky texture. Dried fruits, grains, wet tobacco and ginger notes make for a rich and varied aromatic spectrum. The Chardonnay led finish has zippy notes of orange zest and cinchona bark.
1999 Vincent Couche, Sensation $145
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Vincent, a man of calculated genius, waited nearly two decades before disgorging and releasing this wine. Tonight, we’re going to party like it’s 1999!