2012 Varnier-Fanniere Grand Cru Brut Grand Vintage Blanc de Blancs$69.99
One of the best Champagnes to date from this small grower that works their vineyards sustainably. This Cuvee is 100% Chardonnay from the villages of Oger and Avize. Fermented in stainless steel, and then laid to rest in their cellar on the lees for six years. The dosage is 7 g/l. This will rival the top grower Champagnes of the vintage!
Antonio Galloni 93 pts! The 2012 Grand Vintage is just gorgeous. It is also the most aromatic and nuanced of these wines. White flowers, mint, peach and spice all infuse the 2012 with striking complexity. The natural breadth and richness of the year comes through in a soft, silky, beautifully perfumed Champagne that will drink well right out of the gate. (Drink between 2019-2027)