Monthly Archives: July 2013

Franck Bonville GC BdB Brut

Franck Bonville GC Blanc de Blanc, Brut NV, Champagne Varietal chardonnay from 3 of the 6 GC villages in the Cotes des Blancs of Cramant, Avize and Oger.  The other villages are Chouilly, Le Mesnil sur Oger, and Oiry.  Minimum … Continue reading

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Champagne – Roederer

Louis Roederer – founded in 1776, based in Reims, remains family owned. Has 214ha (supplies 2/3 of its needs) of mostly GC vineyard, spread across the Montagne de Reims, Vallee de la Marne and Cotes des Blanc.  In the last part … Continue reading

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Les Pionniers, 2004

Les Pionniers, Vintage, 2004, Champagne A blend of 65% pinot noir 35% chardonnay. Made by P & C Heidsieck as a MA for the UK Co-op. The maker is Regis Camus, who has won the IWC sparkling winemaker award for … Continue reading

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Les Pionniers Brut NV

Les Pionniers, Brut NV, Champagne A blend of 70% pinot noir, 20% meunier and 10% chardonnay. Made by P & C Heidsieck as a MA for the UK Co-op. The maker is Regis Camus, who has won the IWC sparkling … Continue reading

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Champagne – Krug

Krug is an NM based in Reims, and one of the top 3 houses, along with Salon and Bollinger. Established in the late 19th century, it has been owned by LVMH since 1999, but with Krug family members still heavily involved in … Continue reading

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Champagne – Bollinger

Bollinger is a NM, and a family owned Champagne house established in 1829.  It is headquartered in Ay Champagne – pinot noir country, 1 of the 2 GC villages in the Vallée de la Marne (the other is Tours sur … Continue reading

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Pongracz Brut MCC

Pongracz Methode Cap Classique, Brut Pinot noir/Chardonnay, WO Western Cape, South Africa A blend of 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay. Hand harvested, cold 1st fermentation in stainless steel tanks, 2nd fermentation in bottle, with 2 years or more lees … Continue reading

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