A Special Tasting with Triage Wines.
Sunday, December 11th, 5 pm
$20 plus tax.
Champagne is a world ruled by the big houses that buy juice from a lot of different growers and blend it to make consistent wines that vary little from year to year. Grower Champagnes on the other hand are wines made by small estates that grow their own grapes, make the wine themselves and blend out of their own stocks. The wines are more distinct, personal, and surprisingly delicious.
Join us on Sunday afternoon on December 11th for a special tasting of 4 great grower champagnes from Triage Wines, a local importer and distributor. They will be on hand to tell you all about the wine makers and their land. We’ll also have a nice selection of light appetizers to accompany the wines. It should be a great start to a holiday evening.
Space is limited and on a first come first served basis so please call or email us to save you a spot
We’ll be pouring:
J-L Vergnon Brut Blanc de Blancs Conversation — $46
Le Mesnil sur Oger, Côtes du Blancs
All Chardonnay that is aged over 3 years, this Blanc de Blancs sees no capitalization, undergoes no malolactic fermentation and gets minimal dosage. The wine has focused structure with aromas of citrusy grapefruit, lemon peel, biscuit and classic notes of chalk.
R. H Coutier Brut Tradition Grand Cru — $43
Ambonnay, Montagne de
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Produced entirely from Grand Cru grapes the Brut Tradition shows rich, leesy fruit obtained through extended bottle aging prior to disgorging. Quite vinous in texture, it is full and long with crisp apple fruit notes on the finish and showing some toasty notes in the nose.
José Michel & Fils Brut Tradition — $40
Moussy, Côtes des Blancs
60% Pinot Meunier, 40% Chardonnay
The Brut is composed of reserve wines that are 5 or 6 years old. The wine has great toast on the nose, along with ripe but crisp lemon and some orange zest followed by a full bodied mouth feel and a long finish.
Laherte Frères Brut Tradition — $43
Chavot, Vallee de la Marne
60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
Laherte’s 10 hectares of vineyards are spread in 75 different parcels in 10 different villages, giving them a large palette to work with. All of them are farmed either biodynamically or organically. This Brut has aromas of citrus zest, lemon blossom and pear leading to a yeasty, toasty, creamy rich mouthfeel with a full good finish.
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