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Global champagne day aka Black Labels Friday⁣

Global champagne day aka Black Labels Friday⁣

I wanted to go very geeky and chose the color of the label to be the inspiration for the celebration tasting.⁣

Started w/ apero 🍾Agrapart 7 Crus🏅88⁣
Disg. May '19 is very youthful, energetic. Foamy mousse, very citrus driven, razor sharp, astringent. Needs bit of time to calm down. Fruit comes from 7 villages, hence the name. Around 90% Chardonnay and the remaining PN which formerly was used for rosé (discontinued since 2009). ⁣
Blend of 2016 and 2015 vintages. Dozed with 7g/l. ⁣

Continued w/ 🍾Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine 🏅94⁣
Generous, lots of red berries, red apples, apple cider. Big volume. Perfectly balanced. So Burgundian!⁣
Sold as NV, but as all Cédric Bouchard's wines comes from single vintage. In this case 2016. Unusually short time spent in contact with lees, just 12 months on a minimum allowed limit by the appellation. Disg. April 2018. 100% PN coming from single south facing 1.49ha parcel in Polisy planted in 1974.⁣

Previously called Inflorescence. Starting from 2012 selling under current name and RDJ label corresponding with the other wines in range: extremely low yields 26hl/ha, vinified in stainless or enameled steel only, natural malo, lower bottle pressure (4.5 atm) and slow 2nd fermentation, always Brut Nature.⁣

Closed w/ Grand Maison: 🍾Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle 24th Iteration 🏅93+⁣
Yellow colour. Powerful. Oxidative over reductive style. Touch of oak. Low on sugar. True grand marq character. Rich, polished.⁣
Cork code A61 which means disg. 1Q16 so must be 24th iteration (2007/2006/2004). Blend of 55/45 CH/PN coming from 11 Grand Crus. ⁣
Stas Medvedev