08 Dec Champagne Campaign at Wit & Wisdom
Sips of the Week
Julie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit & Wisdom joined Laurie to talk CHAMPAGNE! She brought 2 of her favorite Champs form the wine list and filled us in on the Champagne Campaign where all Champagne are 50% off from 10PM-12AM at Wit & Wisdom! Listen Here: http://bit.ly/1qkQw2u Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France (375ml or half bottle) Winery Tasting Notes: The wine is limpid, pale gold in color with hints of green which are typical of the Chardonnay varietal. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of bubbles. The first approach is both flowery and fruity, next come the notes of almond and fresh bread finishing with touches of citrus and green apple leaving a graceful impression of smoothness and freshness. The first impression is frank, associating both finesse and smoothness, and is dominated by white flower fruits (lemon and pear) and floral notes (acacia). The mid-palate is nervy and taut. The finish is persistent with pure citrus flavors and a twist of salinity which confirms the fact that the majority of the fruit is sourced from the great village of Le Mesnil sur Oger; the balance coming from the equally prestigious Grand Cru villages of Oger, Cramant and Avize. Jean Lallement Brut ‘Reserve’, Champagne, France Winery Tasting Notes: The Brut ‘Reserve’ from Lallement is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with 80% of the wine coming from the 2008 vintage, and the remainder from the 2007 vintage. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation before spending 60 months sur latte. The Brut ‘Reserve’ is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the villages of Verzenay and Verzy.