Dhondt-Grellet

"Dans un Premier Temps..." Vignerons Brut Chardonnay

9.133 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Great balance, texture, and complexity at a really nice price point. There’s a healthy dose of autolytic, earthy, and spice elements here that seem to be associated with the solera-reserve wines utilized. Brisk and chalky, very refreshing and enjoyable. 50 CH 30 PN 20 PM, 70% 2014 30% Reserve solera started in 1986, 5g/L dosage, 5/2017 disgorgement

Great balance, texture, and complexity at a really nice price point. There’s a healthy dose of autolytic, earthy, and spice elements here that seem to be associated with the solera-reserve wines utilized. Brisk and chalky, very refreshing and enjoyable. 50 CH 30 PN 20 PM, 70% 2014 30% Reserve solera started in 1986, 5g/L dosage, 5/2017 disgorgement

Feb 18th, 2019
Meg Herring

Delicious!!! Loads of biscuit and apple notes. Enjoyed before Thanksgiving dinner.

Delicious!!! Loads of biscuit and apple notes. Enjoyed before Thanksgiving dinner.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Louie Christensen

Yes! Terroir driven, butterscotch toasty, walnuts and white blossoms. Fantastic!

Yes! Terroir driven, butterscotch toasty, walnuts and white blossoms. Fantastic!

Feb 9th, 2017
Sylvain Rhainds

Nv

Oct 12th, 2020
E & K G

Ripe pears, toast, with good acidity and saline qualities. Tons of fun and this beats the bottle I had a couple of years back by a good mile!

Ripe pears, toast, with good acidity and saline qualities. Tons of fun and this beats the bottle I had a couple of years back by a good mile!

Oct 18th, 2019
Michael Greene

Apples and chalk.

Apples and chalk.

Mar 12th, 2019
E & K G

Fresh and crisp but there’s a bit of “bitterness “ on the finish that takes some time to blow off. Clean on the palate with the right amount of toasty-ness.

Fresh and crisp but there’s a bit of “bitterness “ on the finish that takes some time to blow off. Clean on the palate with the right amount of toasty-ness.

Apr 28th, 2018
Katerina

Made in a traditional Brut style, Adrien intends this cuvée as representation of all of three of the villages he works with - Sezanne, Cuis, and Avenay Val d'Or. The blend is 50% Chardonnay from Sezanne, 30% Pinot Noir from Avenay Val d'Or and 20% old vine Pinot Meunier from Cuis. The base vintage makes up 70% of the blend with the remainder a perpetual reserve going back to 1986. Dosage is 6g/L.

Porad drsnejsi, trochu doslaďka.

Made in a traditional Brut style, Adrien intends this cuvée as representation of all of three of the villages he works with - Sezanne, Cuis, and Avenay Val d'Or. The blend is 50% Chardonnay from Sezanne, 30% Pinot Noir from Avenay Val d'Or and 20% old vine Pinot Meunier from Cuis. The base vintage makes up 70% of the blend with the remainder a perpetual reserve going back to 1986. Dosage is 6g/L.

Porad drsnejsi, trochu doslaďka.

Feb 25th, 2018
Gregory Knaps

This wine brings it every time. Grab a bottle. NOW!

This wine brings it every time. Grab a bottle. NOW!

Dec 29th, 2017
Gregory Knaps

Perpetual reserve dating back to 1986 with 70% base 2012. Ridiculous value.

Perpetual reserve dating back to 1986 with 70% base 2012. Ridiculous value.

Nov 12th, 2017