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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. LAHERTE 2014 EXTRA BRUT BDB GRANDES CRAYERES

    Item #: i_374181
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Laherte is located in the Coteaux Sud d'Epernay not far outside of the city. Here the topography is hilly with a variety of aspects and soil types. This micro cuvee is drawn from Chardonnay vines planted on a west facing slope with thin top soil over a deep bedrock of Campanian chalk.

    ANTONIO GALLONI 96 POINTS - "Here in its first release, the 2014 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayères is another fabulous wine from Aurelien Laherte. Powerful in the glass, the 2014 possesses striking textural depth and resonance. This is an especially potent, structured expression of Chardonnay. I loved it. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged: February 2018."
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    was $87.95 Special Price $79.98
  3. 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
  4. THOMAS MOREY 2014 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 1.5 1ER CRU MORGEOT

    Item #: i_352613
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    Thomas Morey’s roots in Burgundy run very deep: he is tenth-generation in Chassagne-Montrachet.The farming is completely organic with sparing copper and sulfur treatments. Harvest is entirely by hand. The cellar work is traditional Burgundian. Fermentation takes places with indigenous yeasts and without suflur, in a combination of neutral barrel and tank. Whites undergo malolactic fermentation and are kept on their lees--but without any stirring (batonnage)—in barrel of which a maximum of 20% is of new oak. Sulfur is added along the way in very small amounts and never at bottling. Whites are gently filtered while reds are not.
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