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In the space of a week - one bottle upon Mt. Etna the other one in Rome - I drank two different versions, both memorable, of Champagne A & J Beaufort: "Polisy Réserve Brut" and "Rosé".
Twice, for each wines, I perceived that same psychic vibration, an overwhelming feeling of spherical beauty-and-goodness. Let's imagine now these bottles as valves of an oyster in which some invisible raw material - it's only a matter of time - is deposited as calcium carbonate that crystallizes in "glass shell" (the bottles, right?) generating these true living Pearls of a champagne! — 6 years ago
Blanc the Noirs du Domaine Cédric Bouchard in the Aube area, named after a parcel of Pinot Noir planted in 1974. 1.5 hectare of organic vineyard in this lieu-dit called "Val Vilaine".
1st press juice only, hand harvested and crushed by foot, fermented using indigenous yeast. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Aged for 16 months on the lees in stainless steel. Bottled with no dosage. Vintage 2013, dégorgement April 2015. A kind of marine freshness that slap gently on your nose. Certainly on the palate I would say: "perfect dosage" though, in fact there's no dosage at all but I didn't know yet. Wish to drink it down a full tank! — 6 years ago