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 — a year ago
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. — 2 months ago
Delicious cremant from the Cote D’Or. Crisp, dry, and balanced with nice minerals. — 7 months ago
Pale lemon. Lean and steely. Fresh lemon and yellow peach, cherry plum, orange, and honeysuckle. Almond skin rounds off the palate. Medium plus acidity, medium body and finish. 20% Chard from crus in Cote des Blanc, 40% Pinot Noir mostly sourced from Montagne de Reins, Vallee de la Marne, and Aube-Les Riceys. 40% Pinot Meunier from Vallee de la Marne. — 2 years ago
I’m in the minority it seems in preferring the cote faron — 4 months ago
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. — a year ago
LC11. Very dry. Not nearly as oxidative as the Selosse La Cote Faron. Enjoyable, interesting, maybe slightly challenging. Might be better with caviar and oysters (but what isn’t?). Might recheck in 5 years. — 2 years ago