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TORNAY BT D'OR
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Bottle Size: 750ml
$35.98
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TORNAY BRUT CARTE D'OR

This Bouzy-based grower producer is one of our niftiest Montagne de Reims discoveries we have found in some time. The origin of the Tornay family’s involvement in Champagne viticulture goes back to the early 1600s. Bernard Tornay became the successor to the house through his marriage to Simone Barnaut. Soon after their marriage the couple made a trip to Napa Valley and became inspired to create a state of the art underground cellar on some land they owned outside of the village. The new Tournay cellar is quite small (total annual production is less than 10,000 cases), yet it features 40 stainless steel vats in which the family keeps its reserve wines, segregated by vintage, parcel and varietal. These vessels are vital in giving this house its remarkably diverse blending palate. As a result, this Brut is an intricate and seriously compelling blend of five vintages dominated by the firm’s Pinot Noir holdings in Bouzy. This Gold Label serves up well-evolved aromas of hazelnuts, fresh baked biscuits and poached strawberries. Creamy and refined in texture, it offers up layers of honey wheat toast, macerated cherry and lemon meringue flavors that fade with impressive reluctance. Underneath the creaminess there is the requisite tanginess to trigger one’s desire for another sip. There is no question that this Tornay cuvée really over delivers at its price point while managing the deft trick of being at once powerful and swanky.
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