Champagne Miniere F & R

Champagne Miniere F & R

Brut Zero Champagne Blend

Brought to Tasting Group; presented double-blind (I wanted to hear the taster say, “evidence of gas”…which never gets mentioned since nobody ever brings sparkles). I digress. The wine pours a burnished rose gold color with a persistent mousse. On the nose, baked Granny Smith apple, lemon rind, apricot, macerated raspberries and whipping cream. That palate dazzles with the same, aforementioned fruit though, the apricot comes across more pronounced. There are chalky minerals too. The wine is dry but has a compelling, sweet attack. Acid is medium+. A very long, creamy and almost saline finish that’s immensely satisfying. Some called Franciacorta, some Cava and some Limoux but most called NV Champagne. Blinding sparkling wine can often be tricky. Anyway, this Minière F & R Brut Zero was loved by all. This bottle was heavily based (79%) on the 2016 vintage with the balance coming from 2015. Basically 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay respectively. Disgorged 08/2021. — 2 months ago

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Champagne Miniere F & R

Les Voirmissa Blanc de Noirs 2014

Good and fun bubbles. For the geeks out there: barrel ferment, wild yeast. 2014. just over 3 barrels made. Dosage 2 grams. 6yrs before disgorgement. And it tastes like all of that. High acid, with a mellow mature old toast. Oxygen. White cherry. Baked apricot. Preserved lemon. — 8 months ago

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Champagne Miniere F & R

Influence Cuvée Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Marie Stitt
9.0

Decanted the 2011 vintage. Super pretty color, somewhat oaky nose, like burgundy on the palette — 6 years ago

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Champagne Miniere F & R

Influence Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

I met the winemaker, Frederic Minière today. He studied under Jacques Selosse and is making super well structured, beautiful champagne. One to watch... santé! — 6 years ago

Champagne Miniere F & R

Absolu Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Blend

Oh man there is this flavor present that is just this resonant high tone fleshy thing that rings on and on and on. this is good. Just ignore it please. Terrible terrible not worth it. — 6 years ago

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