Pinot Meunier

Christophe Mignon

Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

There are so many exquisite grower champagnes available but every now and then a producer just manages to enrapt you. And then they keep doing it. A plethora of fine bubbles in a shimmering light golden robe. Floral aromatics up front with white flowers and violets up front. Really nice tropical fruits combine with spices. Red fruits and chalky minerality with just a bit of fresh yeast.

Grower Champagne from Festigny that practices biodynamic methods in the vineyard. 100% Pinot Meunier, bone dry and I wouldn’t have it any other way with these wines. Customary low dosage of between 2 and 5 g/l. One of the true masters of Meunier, there’s refinement and elegance here but also some rusticity and such a strong representation of the terroir. Half and half from the 2014 and 2015 vintages and disgorged in August of 2019.

In such a good place at the moment, this is drinking splendidly. The palate features honeysuckle and pineapples, along with lemon zest. Fresh herbs, more spice, and greenery. Long, powerful finish. Austere but oh so lovely, this may not be the champagne for every palate but if you’re an acid freak you will be in heaven. A favorite of mine for a good reason.
— 11 days ago

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Murdoch Hill

Limited Release Blend Ridley Pinot x Three Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir Blend 2018

My last bottle but not with sorrow instead joy reminiscing on the journey of this wine.
Knowing that finally another bottling is just around the corner helps ease any stress about not having any pX3 in the cellar. Gorgeous wine.
— 18 days ago

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Best's

Great Western Pinot Meunier 2018

Wild stuff. Super aromatic. Wild cherry, strawberry, tangerine. Some burgundy-like earth but with the weightlessness of a good trousseau. Some old vine magic here. Great recommendation by somm at Joomak Banjum in NYC. — 24 days ago

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Beguines Climax Extra Brut Pinot Meunier 2012

Man oh man. This is a whole other level of Champagne. It is of outrageous intensity and expression. There is incredible power, vigor and drive in this wine, showing such depth in its material, clearly built to age. A gentle decant unleashes it’s complex and layered core of caramelized orchard fruit, gingerbread and smokey minerals. As the bubbles reduce with extended aeration, it takes on a whole other face, performing like a Montrachet with age. An exceptional and singular Champagne that we should all be so lucky to try. A mere 20 bottles or so make it to the US. — 18 days ago

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Laherte Frères

Les Beaudiers Rosé de Saignée Vieilles Vignes Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

Deep red color is a surprise. Fresh strawberries and some floral notes. A champagne to accompany food. — 10 days ago

Perrier-Jouët

Belle Epoque Brut Champagne Chardonnay Blend

Really pretty, not over the top. Toast, apple, tiny bubbles and great acid. — 5 days ago

Mark Eastom

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Ya, was told potato chips work, but had blinis also for comparison.
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Caviar was at the bottom of the pic 😁
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It actually sounded good salty and sparkling wine yum but caviar all the better

René Geoffroy

Empreinte Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2014

Beau 100% Pinot Noir, un nez légèrement toasté et brioché mais à peine, une bouche fraîche, bulles assez fines, belle acidité et intensité avec une classe et élégance indéniable, pas trop vineux avec une finale de longueur correcte. 91-92

Very nice 100% Pinot Noir (it’s not a blend) , slightly toasted and with some pastry notes, nice acidity and freshness, bubbles are medium to thin, some nice class and elegance, not too vinous for a PN, medium plus length on the finish.
— 2 days ago

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Teutonic Wine Company

Borgo Pass Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2018

Just flat out delicious. Bright, slightly tart fruit, great refreshing acidity. Just begs for another sip. — 2 days ago

Gosset

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Birthday bubbles! 🥂 — 4 days ago

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