Category Archives: france champagne

Canard-Duchene Brut NV

Canard Duchene (NM-137-004), Authentic Brut, Ludes, Montagne de Reims, Marne, France, NV This wine: lot No. L7Y3NAE06, a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, natural mushroom cork closure, cork code R3A04, 12% abv, widely available, ~£ 27 (12/17) … Continue reading

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Sylvain Foinon Champagne NV

Sylvain Foinon (RM 29637-01), Brut, Champagne, Fleury-la-Riviere (10km north-west of Epernay), Marne, France, NV This wine: lot No. L-11, an unknown blend – although something could be read into village plantings of pinot meunier being 5 times those of pinot … Continue reading

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Oudin-Collet Champagne 2012

Oudin-Collet (RC)*, Prelude des fondateurs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne, Cernay-les-Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, 2012 *RC – récoltant co-opérateur, a grower sells grapes to their co-op, then buys back finished sparkling wine, to market under their own label. This wine: lot … Continue reading

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Testulat Champagne 2011

Michel Testulat (NM), Cuvee Thomas, Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, Brugny, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, 2011 This wine: lot no. – not that I can find, varietal chardonnay, Diam agglomerate mushroom cork closure; 12% abv, ex-producer, €26 (12/16). Consumer tasting note: pale … Continue reading

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Champagne de Lozey 1999

Daniel Cheurlin (NM), Brut, Champagne de Lozey, Celles sur Source, Aube, France, 1999 This wine: (label) 70% chardonnay with pinot noir, natural mushroom cork closure, 12% abv, Gauntleys, £45 (12/16) Consumer tasting note: a nose of stewed and baked apple … Continue reading

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Pierre Peters Champagne BdB NV

Pierre Peters, RM, Cuvee de Reserve, Brut Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Champagne, France NV This wine: Cuvee de reserve is a blend of the year with a range of reserve wines spanning 15 years plus; … Continue reading

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Bereche Brut Champagne NV

Bereche et Fils, AOC/AOP Champagne, Ludes 1er Cru, Montagne de Reims (North), Champagne, NV A blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay, normal champagne cork closure; based on the 2011 vintage, disgorged October 2013, and given a dosage of … Continue reading

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