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Category Archives: Pinot Meunier
Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier, Extra Brut Rosé, Nichol Vineyard, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, 12.1% abv., 2018
It’s August 2020 and by some miracle, there are Covid NHL playoff games happening on TV. So, what does a Canadian do? Celebrate this miracle on ice with a delicious (and pretty) sparkling wine, of course.
Expression, Champagne Geoffroy, Brut, Premier Cru, Cumières, Champagne AC, France, 2011 + 2012, 12.5% abv, C$80
Something extremely exciting happened to us about a month ago when our family welcomed a brand new baby granddaughter to the clan. To welcome this adorable nymph to the world, we opened a bottle of Geoffroy ‘Expression’ champagne. We selected … Continue reading
Brio, Glenterra Vineyards, Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2014, 13% abv. C$25
Kudos. Serious kudos. You’ve got to give Glenterra credit. Dry farming grapes in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island in a sustainable manner is no easy feat and can’t be for the faint of heart. They’re located in a tiny micro-climate, … Continue reading
Well, I have finally found a truly tasty one. It has taken some time, but patience has proved to be a virtue. The Tantalus 2014 Rosé is delicious. Made using the direct press method from Pinot Meunier and blended with Pinot … Continue reading
Gaston Chiquet, Tradition Brut, Premier Cru, Dizy, Champagne, France, RM, 12.5% abv, NV (Magnum) @ Marquis Wine Cellars
A grower-producer from the cool named, Dizy located just north of Épernay, the Chiquet family has been growing vines and making Champagne for generations. The current crop of Chiquets include brothers Antoine and Nicolas with Antoine’s daughter Marion. Their 23 ha … Continue reading
A celebrated Champagne house in operation since 1798, Jacquesson has been owned since 1974 by the Chiquet family and is located in Dizy, just north of Epernay. The family owns 31 ha of vineyards throughout Aÿ, Avize and Oiry, all Grand Crus, … Continue reading
We enjoyed an informative and gracious visit to Champagne Geoffroy in June 2014 and while there purchased this bottle to use in a toast to honour of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in August. Many of grower-producer Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy’s champagnes … Continue reading
In December 2013, we had bought a bottle of the Louis de Sacy Brut Grand Cru and really enjoyed it (review here). Louis de Sacy is the kind of brand I like to support – relatively small production and mostly … Continue reading
I realized three things about Champagne after arriving there and having only studied it out of books up until that point. First, it’s not actually that big. Second, the Montagne de Reims is a misnomer – more of a large … Continue reading
Louis De Sacy, Champagne, Verzy, Montagne de Reims, Brut Grand Cru, NM (Negociant Manipulant), NV 12% abv, C$75
Documents going back to 1633 prove that these Verzy vineyards have been in the Sacy family for about 12 generations. We met Alain Sacy’s daughter during a recent promotional trip to Vancouver and purchased a bottle of this champagne for … Continue reading