Starting this Saturday and up until New Year’s Eve we’ll be sampling from our elaborate selection of small-production Champagnes, Grand and Premier Crus.
We’ll be featuring Champagne from some of the leading producers in the region: Like Paul Bara and his 26 acres in Bouzy, boasting some of the best Pinot Noir in the the Montagne de Reims. Lancelot-Pienne with 10 acres in the Côte des Blancs, specifically the grand cru village of Cramant, where Chardonnay has a long history of creating wines tending towards elegance and finesse. And Godmé, a star producer in Verzenay that blends all three Champagne grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier) into his exciting and complex Brut Réserve Premier Cru.
These are the work of passionate small producers and individual growers who are deeply connected to the particularities of each of their vine parcels and believe that wine is made in the vineyard first. They craft Champagne that express terroir by rigorous work in the vineyards, picking fruit at its peak, and employing minimal intervention in the cellar. These are world-class wines.
There are many reasons to break out a bottle or two of Champagne but the Holiday season seems to demand it. Whether it is for a gift, to pair with an elaborate meal, to ring in the New Year, or to christen the yacht that Santa left under the tree, we’ll have you covered with vineyard selections and old vine cuvées that speak of place and the singular aesthetics of the producer.