This extraordinary feat demanded I bring out the heavy artillery in honour of Jenna’s acceptance letter to an MSc in Genetic Counselling program at University of Toronto.
The Petit Lebrun et Fils champagne house and caves in Avize has been run by the same family for 4 generations. Current owners Véronique and Richard Petit have 4 hectares of Grand Cru chardonnay vines on the Côte des Blancs in Avize, Oiry, Chouilly, Oger, and Cramant.
This traditional method champagne is a blend of 3 consecutive vintages of their wine, aged on the lees for 24-36 months. The finished product was more than worthy of our celebration.
Supported by some great acidity, the juicy palate had flavours of honey crisp apple, peach melba, creamy caramel custard, toasted biscuit, dry hay, and a touch of dried tobacco leaf. The long finish was exquisite.
Yes, don’t worry – we were careful to physically distance ourselves, and the Lysol wipes came out when the bottle was picked up.
COVID-19, be damned – we had a great toast to our wonderful Jenna’s amazing accomplishment.