- Item #: i_378681Bottle Size: 750mlPETER LEIM 2 1/2 STARS-"Lassaigne blends his vintage cuvée from the vineyards of Le Cotet, Les Paluets and La Grande Côte, all from parcels that were planted in the 1950s and 1960s. The 2007 shows a lovely balance between ripe fruit and tense acidity, feeling rich in texture yet racy in structure. The flavors of mango, peach and exotic citrus are vibrant and complex, persisting on the finish with fragrant length and vivid detail. The best versions of this cuvée are those that are relatively plush, and this one strikes a fine harmony. Last tasted: 9/16."
- Item #: i_347290Bottle Size: 750mlFrederic and his brother, Rodolphe, are the fourth generation to lead their estate. The domaine was founded in 1919 by their great-grandfather but they never bottled Champagne under their own name. For generations, the Minières preferred to sell all of their fruit to larger houses. Frederic Minière worked with Anselme Selosse for two harvests in the late 90s. It was then that Fred fell in love with barrel aged Champagne and saw the benefits of organic viticulture. At the time, he was in the middle of his oenology studies and was at an impressionable age. This experience was formative for him and it convinced him to bottle Champagnes under his family name. This dream would not be realized until 2007 when his father retired and the two brothers were able to chart a new course for the domaine. “If I hadn’t met Anselme I would not be making the wines I make today.”
This blened which is based on the 2010 harvest is composed of 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay with 15% Reserve Wine from 2008.