Cote De Sézanne, Champagne

Jacques Selosse

Lieux Dits Aÿ La Cote Faron Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2019

Large Flavor with heavy minerality and light yeast. — 5 days ago

Agrapart & Fils (Pascal Agrapart)

Terroirs Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Alder Yarrow
9.3

As we begin to return to dining out, it’s such a pleasure to have a nice bottle of wine outside on a warm day in San Francisco. My friend wanted some good Champagne, so I opted for a reasonably affordable bottle from one of my favorite producers. This is a non-vintage blend of 1-3 years worth of wines from several plots of Chardonnay that Pascal Agrapart farms organically around the Cote des Blancs. It has wonderfully crisp character and a nice unripe apple and pear quality along with its stony, cistern-like minerality and a faint saline note at the end. Mouthwatering and beautifully filigreed. — a year ago

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Perle de ma Mère

La Perle Brut Blanc Crémant de Bourgogne Champagne Blend

Delicious cremant from the Cote D’Or. Crisp, dry, and balanced with nice minerals. — 2 years ago

Barrat Masson

Les Margannes Brut Nature Champagne Chardonnay 2013

pale yellow, fine mousse, good persistence; lemon, honey, white flowers, chalk, bread crust; citrus peel, very focused acidity, 12.5% ABV; made from 100% Chardonnay partially vinified in oak, sourced from their certified organic vineyards in Côte de Sézanne, partial MLF, zero dosage, disgorged September 2018, winemakers are husband-and-wife team Loïc Barrat and Aurélie Masson; $50 — 2 years ago

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Dhondt-Grellet

Les Terres Fines Terroir de Cuis 1er Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

My goodness is this thing singing a song I do want to hear. Medium straw with a fine mousse. Fine, tiny bubbles that go on and on. The nose is delicate and gorgeous. Apple pie, lemon tarts, and green apples. Toasted rolls, nuts, and butter. After it transforms in the glass you’ll find floral and herbaceous notes along with a healthy dose of chalk.

Solera method. While 70% of this Blanc de Blancs is from the 2015 vintage, the rest is from a perpetual reserve dating back to 1986. Straight out of Cuis in the Cote des Blancs. Two years on lees and disgorged in late 2018. The acidity is electric and the champagne is brawny in spots but never sheds it’s ballerina like poise. Extra Brut dosage with 2 g/l and the terroir speaks so clearly and honestly here.

Everything here is very clean and very precise. Minerality and salinity with a twist of lime initially. Creamy and inviting throughout, the fruit is lively. Terrific balance and depth with a long finish. A most harmonious champagne.
— a year ago

Ira, Trixie and 2 others liked this

Petit-Le Brun & Fils

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Chardonnay

This Champagne Brut NV Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru comes from vines with an average age of 35 and located on the 4 Grand Cru vineyards of the Cote des Blancs namely: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger.

Tasting notes of lemon/citrus, wet stone/crushed rock, white flowers, notes of brioche. Body medium, dry, 12% EtOH, nice acidity.
— 2 years ago

Laurent-Perrier

Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

With New Years around the corner, grab something nice for 2022. Made with 100% Pinot Noir from 10 different "crus " (or villages), from the North & South areas of the Montagne de Reims, as well as the famous Cote de Bouzy. Deep salmon pink with full aromas of berry fruit and citrus mineral notes wrapped in a delicate fine mousse. On the palate flavors of raspberry and strawberry, bright acidity with spicy notes and orange zest. Long silky finish, ending with earthy yeasty mineral character. — 6 months ago

Andrew, Jason and 11 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Lieux Dits Mareuil Sur Aÿ Sous Le Mont Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

I’m in the minority it seems in preferring the cote faron — a year ago

Ira liked this

J.L. Vergnon

Resonance Millesime Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2008

Disg 28 Jan 2016. Lovely nose, and totally cote de blanc chard: lemon, lime, vanilla, mineral notes. On the palate: stunning acidity, more lemon, lime, vanilla custard, and lemon oil and stone finish. Soft mousse, and lovely density. Fantastic. — 2 years ago

Severn, Peter and 7 others liked this