Weekend of 10-27-12
Bernard Tornay Extra Brut: This is the non dose from Tornay, Grand Cru producers in the village of Bouzy. Production 3000 bottles per year. The champagne is crisp, dry, powerful and earthy. 70% Pinot Noir 30%
Chardonnay, base vintage 1999 with four vintages in the blend with aresidual sugar content of 1g/liter. Great with shellfish or as an aperitif on a hot day.
Sanchez-LeGuedard Rose. Perfect scores for this 100% Pinot Noir rose de
saignee. The rich ruby red hue is achieved by maceration, most roses are
blends to which red wine is added (between 5-20%). This is a stunning
wine from Cumieres in the Marne Valley which I have heard described as a
Burgundy Champagne due to the wonderful Pinot Noir characteristics it
has in abundance. The effervescence is muted and delicate and the
flavour, rich and full. This is a champagne that can take on a lamb or
even a beef dish and not be overwhelmed. Perfection in a bottle.