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.
Mousse et Fils Champagne L'Or d'Eugene Perpetuelle Blanc de Noir NV
This “perpetual reserve” is fascinating! Imagine 2 barrels. 1 full and 1 empty. You transfer half of the full one in the empty, so both are at 50%. Then, you add 50% of the new harvest in each one. You’ll bottle one of the tank, and you keep the other one to start again the next year!
“Saignee” means “to bleed” in French, a reference to the process by which this Champagne gets its color. The skins are left to macerate for a few hours, imparting the natural pigments of the dark grapes, and then juices are “bled” off. This results in a rich color, and a full bodied style of rose, perfect for food.
This Brut Reserve by Billecart-Salmon is a perfect reflection of their timelessness as winemakers in Champagne, as the composition of this cuvée has not changed for almost fifty years. Comprised of Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay it has a satiny texture & fine bubbles. Drink on any occasion.
Few names evoke such glamour, elegance, and subsequent cult following as Billecart Salmon Rose. It is the benchmark for wines of this style, with almost equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, it is beautifully balanced, and proves it is classic for a reason.
100% Pinot Noir, full-bodied, juicy, voluptuous rosé Champagne from Chaput. Ripe morello cherries and strawberries on a bed of dry stone. Powerful and generous. A hit with pretty much anything, from orange-glazed duck to yellow curry to oysters or potato chips. A total knockout.
100% old vine Pinot Meunier is a magical thing. Adrien Renior is working with vines 40 years old, all located in the Montagne de Reims Grand Cru of Verzy. This Champagne is worthy of the most celebratory of occasions, or any night you’re trying to make just a little bit special.
J. Lassalle has to be one of the most traditional, meticulous, and reasonably priced grower Champagnes. Here we have their reserve rose, comprised of mostly Pinot Noir, with a dash of Meunier and Chardonnay. Bright and fresh, yet deep and complex, this power grower is the real deal.
Adrien Renoir is a 4th generation vigneron, with a commitment to organic & biodynamic farming practices, the quality of his wine is unequivocal with incredibly precise terroir expression. ‘Les Epinettes’ is 100% Pinot Noir, mineral driven, with beautiful perfumed red fruit. Simply dazzling.
Adrien’s parcel in Les Nogers is of old vines, now over 50 years old. Champagne nerds, REJOICE! This is a particularly interesting lieu dit because it is on the same hill as Le Bateau (Cramant) but in the village of Cuis. 100% Premier cru and 100% Chardonnay make for an incredible bottling.
This 100% Pinot Noir is an incredible example of rosé Champagne can be - vibrant, complex, and rich. The name translates to “The Iron Mountain,” referencing the incredible soil and the minerality in this remarkably special bottle.
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Our conserva selection is inspired by the tiny tapas bars we fell in love with while in Barcelona, San Sebastian, and Madrid.