Importer's Note:The sleepy village of Charly on the very western frontier of Champagne, is home to a number of interesting producers, none more than this newly-discovered house. It was formed by the union of the two eponymous families in 1968, five years...
James Suckling: 94 Points Attractive red berries, nectarines and biscuity notes with a hint of spice, too, and a sweet-smelling freshness to it. The palate delivers a very attractive and concentrated array of yellow stone fruit flavors. Smooth...
-Richard Juhlin, 4000 Champagnes“The Geoffroy family have been winemakers since the seventeenth century and the property has stayed in the family for almost 400 years, uninterrupted. In addition to prime parcels in Cumières, the family has...
Winemaker's Note:The Domaine Huet Petillant Vouvray is distinguished by a fine bubble. Shortly effervescent but not aggressive, it leaves room for fleshy expression of Chenin.
Winery Notes: Inspired by Huët’s revered Pétillant, Owner Tony Hwang introduced this fascinating sparkling wine in 2007.
The Vintage Brut Cuvée is the signature wine of Domaine Carneros. It encompasses the widest range of estate clones and vineyard blocks of the winery’s collection. The tapestry of flavors that result, married with the inherent finesse of the...
Domaine de la Fontainerie
As with the other "C" bottlings from this estate, the grapes for this cuvée are picked a bit more ripe than those for the other basic cuvées. When done for still wines, it tends to make for an off-dry wine, but when done for sparkling wine,...
Blend: 85% Pinot Noir15% Chardonnay Winemaker's Note:The 2013 Blanc de Noirs expresses generous aromas of pear, peach, apricot, and caramel, which gradually layer with fragrances of fresh baked bread. Lush flavors coat the palate with candied grapefruit,...
Calvet, one of the oldest French wine brands in the world, was founded in 1818 by Jean-Marie Calvet. Eldest son of Dr. Gabriel Calvet and Anne Seriziat, Jean-Marie was born in 1789 in Anse, a small village north of Lyon. From his mother, whose family...
Producer's Note:The spumante Mapoi Cornarea is produced with 100% Arneis grapes. Obtained with the long Charmat Process, Mapoi has the qualities of an Extra Brut. The nose detects a characteristic mineral note due to the presence of magnesium in the...
Carl von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser
Grape Variety: 100% RieslingVineyard Source: Maximin Grünhaüser HerrenbergSoil Type: Red Devonian slateVineyard Management: Practicing organic, but not certifiedHarvest Method: Selective hand pickingHarvest Date: October, 2014Average Yield: 40...
Blend: 85% Glera10% Pinot Bianco5% Verdiso Winemaker Note:The color is a brilliant, light straw yellow with nuances of green, while the mousse features a myriad of minute and persistent beads. The bouquet of wildflowers is suitably intense, fresh and...