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  1. DOYARD 2014 EXTRA BRUT CLOS DE L'ABBAYE BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: i_321806
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96+
    "This Vertus domaine numbers among my favorite addresses on the Cote de Blancs, and the Doyard family's vinous, incisive Champagnes deserve a place in any well-stocked cellar. Deep, concentrated and characterful, everything that bears the Doyard label is well worth serious attention." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

    The Doyards trace their roots in Champagne back to the 17th century. Maurice Doyard was the first in the family to make wine in the village of Vertus, officially signifying the domaine's foundation. In 1979, at the ripe old age of 20, Yannick Doyard took over the estate, quickly turning it into a beacon for precise, mineral-etched Champagnes they're known for today. They employ a 'non-dogmatic' approach to biodynamic farming, utilizing absolutely no herbicides or pesticides, and most vineyards are still worked by horse.

    Yannick Doyard's pride and joy is his Clos de l'Abbaye which is a true tete de cuvee triumph from the beautiful 2013 vintage. Derived from an actual, walled "clos" in the heart of Vertus behind the family estate, the Clos de l'Abbaye is planted with 60-year-old Chardonnay vines, bio-dynamically-farmed and horse-plowed. Fermented and aged in older, neutral Burgundy barrels with no malo, it sees a long, 54 months sur lie prior to release at a mere 2 grams/liter of dosage.

    Only in these very strange times would we be offered an augmented allocation a well as a discounted price on such a crown jewel. Quantity is limited, don't miss out on this truly remarkable Champagne.

    WINE ADVOCATE 96+ POINTS - "The 2013 Extra-Brut Premier Cru Clos de l'Abbaye is brilliant, mingling notes of citrus oil, peach and pear with hints of wheat toast and walnuts in an incipiently complex bouquet. Full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, the vintage's racy acid spine is cloaked in a textural, enveloping core of fruit, concluding with a long and resonant finish. This derives from a walled 0.40 ha plot of 60-year-old cordon-pruned vines just behind the winery in Vertus; only the first press juice is used. This is a strikingly good Champagne."
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    was $109.99 Special Price $99.95
  2. PAUL DETHUNE 2014 BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_375257
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    was $89.95 Special Price $79.98
  3. PIERRE GIMONNET 2014 BRUT SPECIAL CLUB MILLESIME

    Item #: i_378663
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The champagne Spécial Club 2010 from PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS is a great champagne. Its terroir is the greatest of the House, and the ultimate vintage. This 100% Chardonnay champagne is elaborated from a precise blend of the oldest vines (more than 40 years old), with a majority of Cramant Grand Cru. Vintage Cuvée "Special Club" 2010 offers a great balanced between its various Chadonnay origins, with a weak sugar dosage (5 grs per liter). But this mainly Cramant cuvée perfectly expresses this style : very complex with a great elegance ans fineness.
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    was $109.95 Special Price $99.98
  4. PIERRE PAILLARD 2014 EXTRA BRUT LES MOTTELETTES BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: i_378226
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 95
    This is a rare all white grape Champagne from the village of Bouzy, which of course, is the famed Champagne bastion for Pinot Noir. "Les Mottelettes" is a chalk-laden vineyard parcel planted in 1961 with roughly 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc vines. Quentin Paillard, his brother and his father all wanted to make a terroir Champagne from their oldest, most prized plots--the same vines that they use to propagate the massale selections for the rest of their holdings. Bouzy is well known as one of Champagne's "hot pockets" and its wines are noted for their weight and power, this Paillard bottling, however, impresses with its buoyancy and taught precision as it graces the palate with bright, enduring notes of lemon peel, yellow orchard fruits, almonds, and slate.
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    was $74.95 Special Price $69.98
  5. PIERRE PETERS 2014 BRUT L' ESPRIT BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: i_325603
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 92
    was $89.95 Special Price $84.95

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