Dark rubi robe, nose of spices, crushed roses and dark cherries. Medium bodied, very fresh, balanced and complex but also bold structure, this is a joy of a wine done in the classical way. An enfant now but getting closer to drinking window. Give it 3 more years in bottle. It will sing. Enthusiastically recommended. — 20 days ago
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. — 15 days ago
Pop and pour, but notes from 2 hrs open. This taste comes from the last sip in the btl...what a hit tonight. On the nose: ripe canteloupe, salt, soft savory herbs, amazing intensity...my wife offered to give me what was left in my glass, but said she'd take it if I didn't want it... Fantastic acidity, but melon, melon rind, perfect density. Better than the '12 or '13? Reminds me a touch of the '11, which was more savory. Yum. — 15 days ago
Dark cherry juice, Vosne spices, and game. Forey’s village level Vosne rouge are sourced from 1 ha of vines divided from 14 parcels scattered throughout northern Vosne-Romanée where the average vine age is around 40 years with the oldest planted in early 1940s, Guyot-trained at high vine density ~10k vines/ha. Partial (~50-60%) destemming after 3-4 days cold soak. Stainless steel fermented. Spontaneous malo and aged 18 months in foudre. No fining or filtering, sulfur’d only at bottling. — 8 days ago