Venus is a stellar no dosage champagne. Definitely worth seeking out.
A unique terroir
A Brut Nature champagne
Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
Always a vintage champagne, this cuvee comes from a single vineyard of 60 ares in AVIZE (Fosse aux pourceaux).
No heavy mechanical machines were used in the maintenance of this vineyard, which has solemnly been worked by man and by horse.
Vénus is the domain’s single vineyard emblem.
Bottled under cork.
Disgorged 2 months before the release date without dosage.
This cuvee is only available in bottle. — 20 days ago
One of, if not, the best Crozes. Dark and red berry fruit on the brooding nose. Granite and sappy olives. Really expansive and clean. The top cuvee of 3 Crozes at Darnaud from the oldest vines. Layered, elegant nose. Truly elite. Palate is juicy and so balanced with sleek red and black berry and cherry fruits. Succulent. Dense and chewy but super energetic. Awesome concentration and power. Amazing tannins pumping juicy pure fruit to the super mineral and olivey finish. Young and can only improve.
Greatly improved overnight. 9.5 to 9.6. Amazing elegant wine with just unreal granite infused dark fruit and so pure and balanced. This is one of the finest Crozes I’ve ever had. — 6 months ago
Cuvee Louis, brut nature, NV. Cuvee of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (50/50) from 1996 through 2000, bottled in May 2001 and degorged in November 2016. Raisins, little honey, exotic fruit, brioche on the nose and also tasted. Middle-full body, matured. Still nice acidity, juicy and potential for further maturing. — 3 years ago
New tete de cuvee from Caillez Lemaire and their new highest end bottling. And it is STUNNING. The nose jumps out of the glass with all types of screaming minerals and wet earth. Spice. Green apple. Endless complexity. Sickness. It’s wafting and so so aromatic. Super yeasty. A nose that is dripping with character. Herbs as well. So so deep. Just an insane nose. 9.6. Only open 5-8 minutes and it’s changed 5-6 times. Sickness. Virginia was “hoping” I would like it. I wish I could be even as half as humble as her! Wow. That palate has flavor! Flava in my ear as the acid gets to my ear. RIP Craig Mack. Anyway this is bananas. Amazing sap and power. So sappy. Concentrated and so pure. Painfully intense. Wow, huge spice on the finish. So fresh and precise and wow is this long. What palate presence. Nose gets tons of saline and iodine and the palate develops a mineral sweetness that is stunning. Wow. This is sick. The palate presence of great BDB cannot be denied. A masterpiece. — 2 months ago
Blend of Sylvaner and Gerwurztraminer by the litre, juicy with citrus and melon. — 8 months ago
Natural champagne. No sulphur added. No liqueur D'expedition.
Pear, old apple, great brioche and oxi notes. Great piercing acidity with hint of VA giving more complexity. Oxi aftertaste with walnut and Sherry. Plus a touch of matured vintage sardines (10 years min.) umami packed. Great food wine! — 5 years ago
Really great sparkler. Tons of acid and some tropical fruit, citrus, tart green apples really shine, but just enough body to give it some balance. This is clearly all about the acidity though. I could see how some would not enjoy that part of this wine. — 3 months ago
Nature Gamay of very good quality, in the spirit of Marcel Lapierre (his nephew has told me). At the same time greedy, accessible, and with a very beautiful aromatic density which unfolds especially when one gives the wine time to air out. Superb for its price.
Gamay nature de très bonne facture, dans l’esprit de Marcel Lapierre (son neveux m’a t’on dit). À la fois gourmand, accessible, et avec une très belle densité aromatique qui se déploie d’autant plus qu’on laisse au vin le temps de s’aérer. Superbe pour son prix. — 6 months ago
Gamay nature. all in fruit. notes of red and black fruits. Explosive floral nose on notes of iris, peony, rose. Round and dense palate. Modern and ancestral wine at the same time. Requires 1 hour of ventilation to find your balance.
Gamay nature. tout en fruit. notes fruits rouges et noirs. Nez floral explosif sur des notes d’iris, pivoine, rose. Bouche ronde et dense. Vin moderne et ancestral en même temps. Nécessite 1 heure d’aération pour trouver son équilibre. — a year ago
Smooth! Sipping en St. remy en Provence. Le temps et le vin sont parfait! — 5 years ago