Riceys, Aube

Marie Courtin

Efflorescence Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir 2015

Shay A

I’m between a 92-93 here. Second time with this champagne in the last year and it has stayed consistently delicious.

Slightly older disgorgement at July 2021. 100% Pinot noir. Extra year aging and fermentation in used barriques compared to all stainless for the Resonance cuvée.

Almost 6yrs on the lees and it shows with a leesy character alongside rich power (which can be hard to do with zero dosage champagnes, but the vintage and style help). Gold tinged in the glass. Spiced cider, oyster shell aromatically before a honeycrisp red apple, cranberry, red and black berry fruit and a mineral/limestone finish. I’d love to try this disgorgement a few years down the line, as I think it would be doing even better.

Happy Thanksgiving.
— 12 days ago

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Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne La Haute Lemblé Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2015

not sure it’s much better than VV but in the same vein so far as being very vinous and delicious fruit. Very enjoyable. — 4 months ago

Shay, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Jacques Lassaigne

Les Vignes de Montgueux Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay


Really good grape juice. Has a citrus skin element on the nose. Banana and match stick. — 13 days ago

Shay, Juan and 10 others liked this

Olivier Horiot

En Valingrain Rosé des Riceys 2015

Great discovery from another under the radar appellation: Les Riceys, a commune in the Côte des Bar, about 2 hours south of Reims, almost bordering Burgundy. Savory, not sparkling Rosé made with Pinot Noir from a single vineyard on chalky soils, farmed biodynamically. Carbonic maceration. Aged in barrels for 3 years. Pale ruby color with orange hues. Lively, complex nose with aromas of strawberries, smoky notes. Light-bodied, mineral, saline, great texture. Reminiscent of Poulsard — 4 months ago

Moutard Pere et Fils

Champ Persin Cote des Bar Champagne Chardonnay

Light, smooth, grapefruit accent, very nice aperitif. — a month ago

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Creux d'Enfer Brut Rosé de Saignée Champagne Pinot Noir 2013

such a classy refined rosé that we were blown away. So vinous. — 4 months ago

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