First off, this color is absolutely killer. A dark golden, cream soda in the glass with very nice perlage. Profuse tiny, rapid bubbles. Ripe apples on the nose along with orange slices and cinnamon. Fruity red berries show with time and air. Just a touch of citrus aromas with freshly baked bread. Slivers of hazelnut and lemon zest.
From the Premier Cru village of Vrigny, this is a superstar champagne. Composed of 60% Pinot Meunier from a solera dating back to 1995 with the rest equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Certified organic in 2019. Very zippy acidity with only 3 g/l of dosage and disgorged in March of 2019. Beautifully dry with a ton of character and personality. Medium bodied bordering on the fuller side. This is a most definitely a champagne that you want to sit with for a while before it reveals all of its mysteries.
Impressive in the mouth. Undemanding but certainly not simple. Raspberries and baked apple pie. Really nice stone fruit and sharp cheese with mushrooms. A touch of soil and chalk. The finish is long and ends on a sharp note. I can’t say enough about this wine but it’s very hard to think of one that beats it in this category.
— a month ago
Incredibly enjoyable to drink. Just as balanced and fresh as the others in the lineup, this one is dominated by black cherry cola. There is a very appealing profile of sugary soda on the nose combined with smooth dark fruit￼￼. It’s what you want out of a great burgundy, but in Morgon clothing￼. Great showing! — 3 months ago
Don't let the screw cap sell you short. This looks entry but beats most Gutswein.
Pours a glow of creamy pearls and chartreuse. The aromatics are light. Apples and pears.
Most of the magic happens in the mouth, where a soft spherical texture like simple syrup delivers on sweet orange bitters and celery soda.
Even clocks in with a punchy 13% so as to say hey, let me play with the big kids. — 15 days ago
Idiosyncratic Chardonnay with a lineup of notes that seem bizarrely out of box but come together in a wonderful way to form something I won't forget. No playbook for Chardonnay in Beaujolais.
This is extroverted and wavers between an artificial grapiness and blossoming florals, ripe orchard, citrus, and tropical fruits. Like Welch's grape soda or purple snow cones sitting there alongside the natural forms of green melon balls, fuzzy peach, soft apricot, and ginger.
Drank over three days and stayed consistent - the strangest mix I positively loved. — 2 months ago
color: pale purple
aroma: plum, slate, violet, little smoky
flavor: red fruit juice, cherry soda, craisin, pomegranate
aroma: medium to med-plus
the aroma on this is super complex. the palate is rocking with high acidity that isn’t necessarily out of balance but also left me wanting a bit more depth. either way, it’s a great summer sipper. i am in desperate need of bbq with this wine. lastly, i’m quite surprised that i’m drinking a chilled, light primitivo as i usually associate this grape with a bit more structure and power.
edit: the next day, i served this wine a little warmer and wow. everything i asked for began coming through. — 4 months ago
How to make Merlot cool! 50/50 Merlot and Cot. Great balance between juicy easy drinking and ending with some complexity. Cranberry soda changes to earthy complexity. Will seek out again. — 17 days ago
Fizzy pink!!! This is a refreshing drink and sharp on the bud. Yeast, grapefruit, peach, and lemon. Gotta love that soda pop top. — a month ago
The Pinots tasted like soda pop, this is well appreciated… deep in flavor — 2 months ago
Candied ginger and some green mango on the nose. Big orange cream soda taste upfront that finishes with a grapefruit zest tannin. Long finish is mineral like but also has an increasing heat. Goes great with good pizza! — 3 months ago