2009 Millesime Grand Cru Champagne Marie-Noelle Ledru

April 25, 2015

Name:Champagne Grand Cru Millesime
Vintage:2009
Type:Sparkling
Varietal:Chardonnay (85%), Pinot Noir (15%)
Producer:Champagne Marie-Noelle Ledru
Region:France / Champagne/ Ambonnay / Marne
Alcohol:12.5%

It was a very pleasant, alas confusing encounter. I enjoyed the subtle whiff of salty sea breeze amidst the creamy apple & lemon tartness and mild yeastiness.

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N.V. Savart L’Accomplie Premier Cru

February 11, 2015

Name:L'Accomplie Premier Cru
Vintage:NV
Type:Sparkling
Varietal:80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Producer:Savart
Region:France / Champagne / Ecueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds
Alcohol:12%

Savart Champagne was born in 1947 when Rene Savart bough his first vineyards. The winery is now run by the Rene’s son and grandson – Daniel and Frederic Savart and it remains a small R√©coltant Manipulant (i.e. grower), amounting to about 4ha in two villages of Ecueil and Villiers-aux-Noeuds. These 4ha are comprised of around 50 separate plots, in some of which Savart family owns only a few rows. However, all the plots are Premier Cru level and Pinot Noir takes up all but the 0.5ha, which are allotted to Chardonnay.

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