Benoît, the 12th generation of Tarlant winemakers, follows proudly in Louis’s footsteps, practicing traditional methods while embracing the idea of experimentation. The Brut Natural is a perfect expression of what Tarlant is all about. Benoît balances Champagne’s naturally high acid levels without simply adding sugar, offering a terroir-driven wine that doesn’t cut any corners. Louis would be proud.Read More
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In Champagne, it's not so much about specific vineyard sites and microclimates as it is about the house of production. Each domaine practices behind its own philosophy, and the non-vintage bottling will express the intentions of the winemaker with consistency. In the case of Egly-Ouriet, the intentions - and most importantly the execution - encompass everything I love about wine.Read More
In 2006 Angéline Templier-lassalle moved from Paris to Chigny-les-roses, "leaving one form of haute couture for another." Quitting fashionable Paris for the country south of Reims, she joined her mother Chantal and grandmother Olga at the celebrated house of J. Lassalle. There the three generations of women currently produce dazzling Premier cru champagne.Read More
Champagne has too long been a precious commodity only accessible to the elite. What's happening to change that? People like Dominique Moreau are bucking every major trend from the last century, shifting the focus from the general to the specific. Never mind luxury, today's Champagnes elevate dirt to its rightful place.Read More