Grower Champagne Set
Jean Vesselle Champagne Brut "Oeil de Perdrix" M.V. - $55
100% Pinot Noir, quick maceration with skins then whole cluster pressed. "Eye of the Partridge": light Rose color. Steve Tanzer: "Bright orange-pink color. Seductively floral aromas of yellow rose, lavender, wild strawberry and pungent herbs. Lingers impressively."
Pierre Gimonnet Champagne Cuvee Cuis, B de B M.V. - $52
All Chardonnay from Grower Champagne producer in the Cote des Blancs. The "Gimonnet style" is a little more lees-y and creamy than most in this region famous for crisp and "zippy" bubbles. Enjoy the baked green apple, cream, melon and citrus fruits in this texturally pleasing, alluring, flat-out-delicious wine.
Robert Moncuit Champagne Brut, Grand Cru, Le Mesnil sur Oger M.V. - $50
All Chardonnay from the chalk vineyards of the Cotes des Blancs. A wonderful bottle of bubbles. Fresh lemon & lime, baked apples, almond skin, wheat toast (no butter) come through from precocious nose to long, delicious finish. Low dosage, mouth-watering acidity.