Located in Bouzy, Champagne Paul Bara uses only their own estate grown fruit from 100% Grand Cru rated vineyards. This bottle offers great complexity on the nose and palate, it’s both full in the mouth and crisp with a very refined mousse, bright acid and a lengthy finish.
Edi Kante produces wines that are brimming with the character of his grapes and the stark limestone soil of Carso. A blend of Chardonnay and Malvasia Istriana, bottled with zero dosage. Dry, chalky, and just the right combination of fleshy and lean. A shop favorite, these are some serious bubbles.
Fred Savart is a rock star in the world of Champagne. Walk down to his cellar, peek at the walls packed with some of the world's finest empties, and you may agree. “L’Ouverture” is Fred’s entry-level cuvée, but it’s toasty aromas, mineral-laden structure, and exacting precision suggest a Champagne of greater prestige.
Taking after his father and his legendary winemaking, Adrien Renoir is making a statement in their appellation as he converts their farming to biodynamic, making fresh bubbles with finesse. His ‘Le Terrior’ cuvee is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, bone-dry, bold flavor, with a gorgeous, long finish.
You simply cannot get a better bottle of Burgundy for under a hundred bucks than the Guillemot’s family best cuvèe from the Serpentières vineyard. Young or old, it always delivers everything we love about Burgundy, no more, no less. It’s fresh and youthful today, but will live for decades in the cellar.
This medium-bodied, balanced, fruity and mineral Pinot Noir is undeniably delicious. With freshness and finesse, it delivers everything we want with a roast chicken dinner. It is expressive and nuanced and we can’t get enough.
Roland Piollot is descended from a leader of the Champagne Riots, a movement in which Champagne makers pushed for more transparent grape growing, so it’s clear his wines are deeply rooted in local history. His Reserve Brut is aromatic and bursting with notes of golden apple and brioche — perfect for both parties and relaxing nights at home.
Vadin Plateau Champagne Rose 1er Cru Extra Brut Symbiose NV
Almost every champagne consists of a combination of three grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Yan Vadin’s rosé, however, has just a splash of a hyper-local grape called Cumiéres Rouge, named for the village in which his domaine is based. Floral and lush, this exemplifies Yan’s love for his hometown.
Lovely Lilly has to be a groundbreaking wine. Bright, juicy, mineral with poppy red cherry, raspberry, a bit of that fuzzy, mossy Black Forest on the nose - it’s everything I want in bottle of Pinot Noir.
It doesn’t get more classic than this: the oldest Champagne house’s oldest cuvée. In the words of the late Gosset cellarmaster Jean-Pierre Mareigner, “This is the true signature of the House.” Tightly-laced acidity and notes of apples, black cherries, and brioche, this bottle is exactly what you want, and expect, of a legendary Champagne house.
Pommard is known for producing fuller-bodied, iron inflected expressions of Burgundian Pinot Noir, and this 2017 from some of Génot-Boulanger’s oldest vines is a stunner. Big and ripe with notes of earthy cherry, baking spice, and blood orange zest. Decant briefly then enjoy with seared duck breast.
Such a generous offering from the Seguin-Manuel, This Bourgogne Rouge is overflowing with bright red fruit and herbal floral notes. After its 14-day fermentation, the wine is partly matured in French oak casks for 10 months before bottling. Elegant, driven fruit, is the main player in this bottle. Pull the cork on this one now, it is ready to drink.
Francine and Olivier Savary are Chablis masterminds, farming just one appellation of Pinot Noir— Bourgogne Epineuil. Their Chablis is bright, crisp, and mineral, and those same feelings translate to this bottling of Pinot Noir. Chill this one down and enjoy it on a warm, summer day.
One of the things that makes this wine special is that the vineyards are of premier cru quality, yet maintain great value. Aged for a year plus in barrel, Bouvier’s wine develops complex layers of flavor. Elegant and balanced, this is a wine to enjoy with your friends over cheese and charcuterie.
We love Frédéric Savart for his innovative style and, simply put, delicious wines. This bottle is primarily Pinot Noir, rounded with a bit of Chardonnay. Bone dry, dazzling minerality & foamy texture. Everything we want to be drinking right now. Pair with a celebration–or not–any given weeknight will do.
Ostertag believes in the truth of the vines; with a solid base, comes a solid product. His ‘Les Jardins’ cuvée is a combination of multiple plots from different parcels in the region, so all the grapes bring an uniqueness and their own verve. This youthful wine is not to be missed!
Celine and Laurent Tripoz converted their farm to organic and biodynamic processes in the early 90’s. Their Bourgogne Rouge is made from 20 year old vines, first fermented in stainless steel tanks then aged in oak barrels for just under a year. This wine is bright red fruited with a profound earthiness. A classic Burgundian Pinot.
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