GROWER CHAMPAGNE CLUB

DECEMBER 2021

HEAR!! HEAR!! A TOAST!!

Every year in December we choose to simply celebrate great wines. We all agree that Champagne season is a 365 thing, honestly, but you may find many more occasions to pop some corks this month. There are always so many things to focus on when learning about Champagne; the blend of grapes (if not 100%), the blend of vintages in the bottling (if not vintage), the blend of aging vessels (if wood and/or SS), as well as the blending of sugar added back via dosage (again, if any.) Sometimes the dominant grape variety is what shines through in a Champagne regardless of all of those other fluctuating factors.

 

This month we’re tasting through two fabulously expressive examples of the flavor range of Pinot Noir in Champagne. Sometimes it is not the time to study, to mentally disassemble and try to make sense of things. Sometimes we just need to toast and drink.

 

During this holiday season we encourage you to fill (and refill) your glass and enjoy what it brings to the table. Our sincere thank you for continuing this journey with us. All the best to you this holiday season! 

Kevin Wardell, December 2021

 

DOWNLOAD PDF OF TASTING NOTES HERE

GATINOIS BRUT ROSÉ GRAND CRU

90% PINOT NOIR + 10% CHARDONNAY
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne NV

ALAIN COUVREUR BLANC DE NOIRS

95% PINOT NOIR + 5% PINOT MEUNIER
Prouilly, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne NV
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

And 10% off your next purchase. Pay no attention to the frog.

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