Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Petit Lebrun et Fils RM, Grand Cru, Avize, Champagne, France, NV, 12% abv., US$50

It’s not every day you get into a graduate degree program. 

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.

Golden with creamy, long lasting mousse, the nose showed notes of perfumed flower and apple crumble.

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.


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13 Responses to Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Petit Lebrun et Fils RM, Grand Cru, Avize, Champagne, France, NV, 12% abv., US$50

  1. J. Fah Sathirapongsasuti says:

    Genetic counseling. That’s awesome. Congratulations!

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  2. William Neilson says:

    Hi Lindsay:

    A fantastic French champagne in honour of a fantastic young woman!


    Dad and Mom Sent from my iPad


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  3. Lisa Denning says:

    Congratulations! 🍾 🥂


  4. Shannon Baillie says:

    Wow, what an achievement for Jenna! The champagne sounds spectacular. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Leslie says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations Jenna!

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  6. Jane Ebbern says:

    Congratulations Jenna – and what proud parents you two must be. Glad you were able to celebrate this. The day I got accepted to Harvard for my grad degree was certainly a red letter day in my life. I hope Jenna enjoys her grad school experience as much as I did.

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