Everyone knows I’m a Grower Champagne fanatic. In my opinion, not only do they offer more passion, individuality, and depth of complexity than many of the larger houses, but they also usually offer these things for much lower prices. My newest bubbly discovery takes the term “value” to another level.
Capitalizing on the recent upswing in attention for grower Champagne, smaller houses that have been overshadowed by the large grands marquis are now gaining more recognition. Founded in 1968 and located in the heart of the Cote de Blancs, Bernard Rémy is one such producer.
The sophistication of the wines and approachable price points highlight Champagne Bernard Rémy’s persistent quest for perfection in each aspect of their product.
MySomm Tasting Notes: “The Carte Blanche spends 2 years aging on lees, a process that produces a lovely richness that I am very fond of in my Champagne. At the same time, though, a great Champagne has to possess a purity, a mineral quality that provides a bright backbone of acidity, and the Remy has this in spades. The nose is clean and fresh with aromatic citrus; grapefruit, and lemon curd. The wine is soft, with a delicate touch. There’s a salinity on the palate that, along with delicate herbal and floral notes and a rich, brioche quality, make this a complete Champagne. Perfect as an aperitif or with a dish like oysters or tuna tartar.”
*Pick up at the Store or have it delivered for free on. Monday 2/13, just in time for Valentine’s Day!*
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Instead of flowers or candy this year (or in addition to…!) think about giving the gift of Champagne!