Category Archives: Best Bubbles

We’re geeked on Champagne, small growers and big marques, classy cava quality prosecco and great sparklers under many flags. B-21 is always searching — and finding — fine wines with more than bubbles. We will turn you on to luxury cuvees and to artisans who hand-craft their wines in the vineyard as well as the caves.

Summer Pop: Italy’s Top Sparkler (90WA)

Buy Bellavista Franciacorta Cuvee Brut, LombardyI dare you Champagne fanatics: Pop Bellavista Franciacorta Cuvee Brut. You’ll love this unbelievable bargain. Absolutely the best I’ve had in Italy. It comes as close to Champagne as any: crisp, refined, the finest pearl bubbles, lovely faint gold. Made methode champenoise, of course, hand turned and all that. More important, it comes from Franciacorta, the go-to DOCG for sparkling wine with its limestone soils. Sitting in the cool foot of the Alps and all those lakes between Venice and Milan. Bellavista takes as much care with vineyards as any grower in Champagne, sorting though 100 lots before they pick the 30 to use in this cuvee, aging in small barrels before blending. At this price, your summer will pop with celebration, the savings spilling all over your deck and dock, too.

Bellavista Franciacorta Cuvee Brut
The NV Brut Cuvee is the finest entry-level methode Champenoise wine being made in Italy. White peaches, green apples, flowers and crushed rocks are layered into an energetic frame of notable class….
90 points, R. Parker’s Wine Advocate

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Almost Salon And No Waiting: Guy Charlemagne’s Luscious ’04, 94RAS

Buy 2004 Guy Charlemagne Mesnillesime Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru, Mesnil-Sur-OgerGuy Charlemagne is one of my most delicious discoveries, great grower Champagne in the grand cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (yes, that Mesnil!) and this is his beautiful “Mesnillesime” cuvee from the best vintage since 1998. Easy to find since Charlemagne is right across the street from the great house of Salon which may be why so many people overlook it. Not me. Charlemagne’s ’04 is a gorgeous wine, their very best. All the elegance and unctuous palate, 100% chardonnay and low dosage. When I was visiting Salon last week, the ’02, ’04, ’06 and ’08 bottles were stack high in the cellar but you won’t taste the ’04 Salon for another 4 or 5 years. Yet the ’04 Guy Charlemagne is yours now. Why wait? This is an exceptional Champagne you should pop now!

2004 Guy Charlemagne Mesnillesime Grand Cru
…one of my most delicious discoveries… a gorgeous wine… All the elegance and unctuous palate, 100% chardonnay and low dosage…. an exceptional Champagne you should pop now!

94 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor

Stars Of The Brasserie: Billecart-Salmon Beauties, 91-95 Points

A spectrum of elegant Billecart fits perfectly with the fin-de-siecle magnificence of La Cigale in Nantes.

A spectrum of elegant Billecart fits perfectly with the fin-de-siecle magnificence of La Cigale in Nantes.

I’m bowled over by a place like La Cigale, the gilded 1900 brasserie on Place Graslin the heart of Nantes. Outside the guy on the street is shucking shiny Gillardeau No. 4 oysters; inside is a Sistine Chapel for gourmets where every ceiling and wall is ornately painted and tiled. And in pride of place, a full line-up of Billecart-Salmon. But, of course. For me, Billecart-Salmon, from NV to vintage rose, may be the best food wine in Champagne: blanc de blancs with shellfish or sushi and tete de cuvee with a French steak. Critics love it as much as diners. Parker, Tanzer et al. rave on structure, the big pinot flavor, and finesse. So do I. Which explains why B-21 may have more cuvees than La Cigale’s winelist. The 1999 and 2000 you have to have. Now’s the time to learn Champagne’s perfect for summer; this is more than a once-a-year pleasure.

Buy Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose, Mareuil Sur Ay

Buy Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve, Mareuil Sur Ay


Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose
…offers appealing flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry and orange peel that show hints of toasted raisin bread, anise and sweet smoke. Offers a beautiful texture, with a long, mouthwatering finish….
92 points, Wine Spectator

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
Made with a high proportion of Pinot Meunier, this is elegant, fruity, with plenty of good acidity and a wonderful floral character. It is so fruity, fresh, a wine for real enjoyment.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast

Other Champagnes by Billecart-Salmon:

  • Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut …complex bouquet displays scents of green apple, pear, lemon zest, toasty lees and honeysuckle. Packs a solid punch but conveys a weightless quality, offering sappy orchard fruit and citrus flavors…
    93 points, S. Tanzer’s Int’l Wine Cellar
  • Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Just returning from Champagne where I tasted the Extra Brut among other sparklers. This was impressive, yet not for everyone. Lots of nerve and without standard dosage shows off the underlying material…
    94 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor
  • 2000 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Brut A wine that strikes a great balance between its intense fruitiness and a pure steely character. It makes it a dry Champagne, with the richness of a great wine. It has weight, intensity and several years more aging.
    95 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 1999 Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Brut A beautifully crisp wine, very mineral, with its citrus and green apple flavors given a fine texture of bright acidity. It is still so young, with just a hint of toast to show some maturity. The finish is shockingly fresh.
    94 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2002 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose This is a beautifully balanced, elegant and mature sparkler. There is fruit—ripe strawberry—but the main character is its fine balance and richness. It can age, though it is at its best now.
    94 points, Wine Enthusiast

Guy Charlemagne: It’s A Celebration!

My last trip to Salon, the declared vintages on aging cellar stocks I saw were 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. However, across the street at Guy Charlemagne, they were just releasing the excellent 2004 and 2006. (Salon is now on ’99). Excellent chardonnay vintages, and here that’s all there is. We were at the very top of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, the most famous little village in the grand cru vineyards of the Cotes de Blancs south of Reims, where we come to find authentic grower Champagne. On one side is the renowned house of Salon and Delamotte that everyone knows, on the other is my best discovery in Champagne: Guy Charlemagne.

This house may not go back to the emperor, but it is 120 years old and the wines are regal. It is proud and practical, and not fussy. Every wine I’ve tasted, from rose to a string of grand crus and vintages 2004 and 2006, is luscious, toasty stuff, especially the 2006 blanc de blancs. This is the pure grower Champagne I want, the authenticity I love. Charlemagne sticks to limestone vineyards, most of them in Le Mesnil and Oger next door, and raises the wines very organically. Handling in the cellar is minimal and the dosage low. Hard to get in the U.S. but it’s at Tour d’Argent in Paris and on top lists in Tokyo too. This is the best Champagne you’re not drinking. The numbers in my tasting notes are all high, 91 to 94, and my prices low, for you, fellow Champagne lover.

 

NV Guy Charlemagne
Extra Brut

Crisp, with a stony mineral undertow and subtle notes of pippin apple, lemon zest, ginger and smoke. Lightly juicy and well-focused throughout. Drink now through 2016.

 

2004 Guy Charlemagne
Mesnillesime Grand Cru

…very fine bubbles. …powerful yet elegant nose dominated by acacia and honey …Candied fruit and citrus aromas pave the way to a fresh, vanilla finish.

 

 
NV Guy Charlemagne
Reserve Brut Blanc de Blancs

Fresh and focused, with a panoply of flavors—ripe fruit notes of mango, tangy quince and tangerine, joined by a minerally sublayer of smoke, stone and spice. This shows firm structure and intensity…

 

 
NV Guy Charlemagne
Brut Rose

Bright and lively… notes of fresh-cut pink grapefruit, black cherry and peach, with hints of spice cake, tea rose and fresh ginger. There’s good intensity …with the refined bead the wine seems elegant overall….

 

 
2006 Guy Charlemagne
Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

…This is the pure grower Champagne I want, the authenticity I love. Charlemagne sticks to limestone vineyards… This is the best Champagne you’re not drinking….

 

 
Guy Charlemagne Sampler
High Five Starter Kit

Contains one of each of the following:

Extra Brut 91WS

Brut Rose 92WS

Reserve Blanc de Blances 92WS

2006 Blanc de Blancs 93RAS, 91WS

2004 Mesnillesime 94RAS

 

More Agrapart Has Arrived!

You know I love grower Champagne and place great store in terroir and the ground beneath it. I’m thrilled when they come together with an artisan like Pascal Agrapart and his expressive wines. So much so that it is my house Champagne and maybe yours, too. Pascal works naturally by hand and plough horse (and Mini Cooper!) in little Avize and other cru villages in the chalky Cote des Blancs. Prize territory for chardonnay and Agrapart puts together distinctive cuvees of grand and premier crus, from the lean and crisp 7 Crus to the majestic old-vine 1998. The barrel-fermented Terroirs, coming entirely from grand cru sites, is a rich and complex wine equaling the big guy’s tete de cuvee at three times the price. Amazing that one grower, so small and meticulous, can make such a beautiful range. Each wine is honest and pure, earthy and sophisticated, and a rare taste of handcrafted Champagne. Agrapart is a producer of remarkable value. Every shipment sells out quickly!

 

Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Les 7 Crus

…I think it’s the best value in Champagne, carefully crafted from seven top vineyards to make a beautifully lean and lively wine… distinct elegant taste of peaches and almonds and an escape from the ordinary….

 
Agrapart Brut Rose

…a secret and is sold only to those of us who work with all of the wines of Agrapart as production is very limited. As with all wines of Agrapart, this is dry and sophisticated.

 

 
Agrapart Terroirs Blanc de Blancs

…exceptional Champagne. …heavier and richer yet very clean and bright with the complexity rarely found at this price. Artisanal, honest and pure…

 

 
2006 Agrapart Mineral Grand Cru
Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

…purity of fruit backed up with intense layers of buffering acidity and minerality. Hazelnuts, dried pears, smoke and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that linger on the muscular, resonant finish….

 

 
2006 Agrapart Venus Grand Cru
Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

…Rich yet weightless, the Venus impresses… Sweet floral notes, Chamomile, spices and citrus resonate with tons of class and sheer personality. This is yet another great showing from Agrapart….

 

Celebrate With Prestigious American Bubbles

When I first visited Iron Horse back in 1994, in search of tiny bubbles, they’d already been putting stars in wine for nearly 14 years. In fact, I fashioned a B-21 Cuvee while there, some of you might recall? Their sparklers gracing the White House table for the past five administrations, you could say Iron Horse has the Presidential seal of approval. Heck, it’s not too far of a stretch to say Iron Horse helped end the Cold War when “The Gipper” served Gorby American’s best fizz during their historic summit meetings! 1980 was the kickoff of Iron Horse bottling wines from their own vineyards in what became Green Valley AVA in the Russian River Valley. The coolness here shows in the precise, smacking and zingy wines that come from grapes struggling to ripen – perfect for sparkling wine. Racy, with lines of acidity stream to a super rich and smooth mousse with those toasty notes associated with bubbles from that spot in France. This is legendary wine that will add more than a little pomp to your circumstance, no matter the occasion. Because you want to sip some stars and fly away, make sure you’ve got either a bottle of 2007 Classic Vintage Brut or 2008 Wedding Cuvee, or both, cold-chilling in your fridge.

 

 

2007 Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut

…Floral Asian pear and creamy almond aromas lead to complex and delicately balanced flavors of lively lemon and raspberry, plus ginger and spice. The finish lingers beautifully….

 

2008 Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee

Sleek, crisp and vibrant, offering floral strawberry and sweet ginger aromas, with luscious raspberry and lemon fruit, plus accents of spice and minerals. Bone-dry finish….

 

Rappers Love Roederer …Me Too!

Pinot Noir is a point of pride at Louis Roederer. And who hasn’t heard of Cristal? Cristal was fashioned for a Russian Czar during turbulent times during the 1870s who feared assassination  Bottles of the day were an opaque green and very thick so the Czar demanded his champagne in a clear, see through bottle with a flat bottom. Cristal clear! Back to pinot noir… 2005 Cristal is 55% Pinot Noir. 2004 Cristal Rose is 60% Pinot Noir. 2007 Roederer Rose is 66% Pinot Noir. Surprised? The pinot for this 2007 hails from Cumieres, a small village of in the Valle de Marne that overlooks Epernay to the south and very close to Ay and Dizy. Cumieres is home to hot names like Georges Laval and Rene Geoffroy. Reason is, the pinot from here is close in style to the Grand Cru pinot noir Grand Cru villages of Ambonnay and Bouzy, producing wines that are food friendly. The rest of the blend is chardonnay, of course. They have body thanks to a bit of clay that adds body and mass to these roses that makes them drive more like a red wine with an impressive finish. This one is lovely. You’re gonna want that.

 

2007 Louis Roederer Brut Rose

…delicate bead and racy acidity framing subtle flavors of ripe cherry, spiced plum and pink grapefruit zest, with hints of brioche and date. This is very focused, yet elegant, with a minerally finish….

Soligo Prosecco – A Game Changer

Every once in a while I taste a wine that is a game-changer, and recently I had such an experience. Normally, I’m not a huge Prosecco fan as I find them either too sweet, or a bit lacking in any real flavor interest. But, that has changed – big time! The Cantina Soligo Prosecco Brut NV is in a whole different league from what I’m used to tasting. To give you an idea of how impressive this wine is, I tasted with Bob, and after his first sip, he looks at me and says, “This is almost too good!” Wines of this quality in this price range just don’t come along often. It presents a mélange of aromas and flavors ranging from zesty citrus and peach to lychee and strawberry. There is a slightly saline quality intensifying the overall flavor profile, and the fizz has a creamy quality making the wine dance on the palate with a delicacy that is pure pleasure. A glass goes down so easily, you want to drink it by the bottle – and maybe a second one! This will make a perfect springtime aperitif or to drink with sushi, shellfish or nearly any light fare. I can’t say enough about this delightful surprise. It’s a wine to purchase by the case!

Soligo Brut Prosecco di Conegliano

Soligo Brut Prosecco di Conegliano

Delicate, elegant, refined, pure. Impressive prosecco unlike 99 percent of what most have tasted as prosecco. Bisol was a favorite… this is both more refined and a better value!

Guy Charlemagne: It’s a Celebration!

My last trip to Salon, the declared vintages on aging cellar stocks I saw were 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. However, across the street at Guy Charlemagne, they were just releasing the excellent 2004 and 2006. (Salon is now on ’99). Excellent chardonnay vintages, and here that’s all there is. We were at the very top of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, the most famous little village in the grand cru vineyards of the Cotes de Blancs south of Reims, where we come to find authentic grower Champagne. On one side is the renowned house of Salon and Delamotte that everyone knows, on the other is my best discovery in Champagne: Guy Charlemagne.

This house may not go back to the emperor, but it is 120 years old and the wines are regal. It is proud and practical, and not fussy. Every wine I’ve tasted, from rose to a string of grand crus and vintages 2004 and 2006, is luscious, toasty stuff, especially the 2006 blanc de blancs. This is the pure grower Champagne I want, the authenticity I love. Charlemagne sticks to limestone vineyards, most of them in Le Mesnil and Oger next door, and raises the wines very organically. Handling in the cellar is minimal and the dosage low. Hard to get in the U.S. but it’s at Tour d’Argent in Paris and on top lists in Tokyo too. This is the best Champagne you’re not drinking. The numbers in my tasting notes are all high, 91 to 94, and my prices low, for you, fellow Champagne lover.

 

NV Guy Charlemagne
Extra Brut

Crisp, with a stony mineral undertow and subtle notes of pippin apple, lemon zest, ginger and smoke. Lightly juicy and well-focused throughout. Drink now through 2016.

 

2004 Guy Charlemagne
Mesnillesime Grand Cru

…very fine bubbles. …powerful yet elegant nose dominated by acacia and honey …Candied fruit and citrus aromas pave the way to a fresh, vanilla finish.

 

NV Guy Charlemagne
Reserve Brut Blanc de Blancs

Fresh and focused, with a panoply of flavors—ripe fruit notes of mango, tangy quince and tangerine, joined by a minerally sublayer of smoke, stone and spice. This shows firm structure and intensity…

 

NV Guy Charlemagne
Brut Rose

Bright and lively… notes of fresh-cut pink grapefruit, black cherry and peach, with hints of spice cake, tea rose and fresh ginger. There’s good intensity …with the refined bead the wine seems elegant overall….

 

2006 Guy Charlemagne
Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

…This is the pure grower Champagne I want, the authenticity I love. Charlemagne sticks to limestone vineyards… This is the best Champagne you’re not drinking….

 

Guy Charlemagne Sampler
High Five Starter Kit

Contains one of each of the following:

Extra Brut 91WS

Brut Rose 92WS

Reserve Blanc de Blancs 92WS

2006 Blanc de Blancs 93RAS, 91WS

2004 Mesnillesime 94RAS

 

Rappers Love Roederer – Me Too

Pinot Noir is a point of pride at Louis Roederer. And who hasn’t heard of Cristal? Cristal was fashioned for a Russian Czar during turbulent times during the 1870s who feared assasination. Bottles of the day were an opaque green and very thick so the Czar demanded his champagne in a clear, see through bottle with a flat bottom. Cristal clear! Back to pinot noir… 2005 Cristal is 55% Pinot Noir. 2004 Cristal Rose is 60% Pinot Noir. 2007 Roederer Rose is 66% Pinot Noir. Surprised? The pinot for this 2007 hails from Cumieres, a small village of in the Valle de Marne that overlooks Epernay to the south and very close to Ay and Dizy. Cumieres is home to hot names like Georges Laval and Rene Geoffroy. Reason is, the pinot from here is close in style to the Grand Cru pinot noir Grand Cru villages of Ambonnay and Bouzy, producing wines that are food friendly. The rest of the blend is chardonnay, of course. They have body thanks to a bit of clay that adds body and mass to these roses that makes them drive more like a red wine with an impressive finish. This one is lovely. You’re gonna want that.

 

2007 Louis Roederer Brut Rose

…delicate bead and racy acidity framing subtle flavors of ripe cherry, spiced plum and pink grapefruit zest, with hints of brioche and date. This is very focused, yet elegant, with a minerally finish….

Meet Pascal Agrapart

You all know how much I love Agrapart’s wines. Heck, I love Pascal Agrapart too, the fourth generation Cote des Blancs Champagne grower who tends his vineyards by horse. Pascal is a true agrarian who loves his old vineyards, some nearing 60 years of age, and the stunningly crystalline translations we sip from them.

…And guess what?

Pascal is coming to B-21 March 2nd to taste and share with us the passion of his life’s pursuit. Would you like Pascal to sign bottles for you? Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift bottle of Agrapart personalized by Pascal? Place your orders now with the instruction to have the bottles signed and we will take care of the rest. Come meet Pascal if you can.

 

Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Les 7 Crus

…I think it’s the best value in Champagne, carefully crafted from seven top vineyards to make a beautifully lean and lively wine… distinct elegant taste of peaches and almonds and an escape from the ordinary….

Agrapart Brut Rose

…a secret and is sold only to those of us who work with all of the wines of Agrapart as production is very limited. As with all wines of Agrapart, this is dry and sophisticated.

 

Agrapart Terroirs Blanc de Blancs

…exceptional Champagne. …heavier and richer yet very clean and bright with the complexity rarely found at this price. Artisanal, honest and pure…

 

2006 Agrapart Mineral Grand Cru
Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

…purity of fruit backed up with intense layers of buffering acidity and minerality. Hazelnuts, dried pears, smoke and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that linger on the muscular, resonant finish….

 

2006 Agrapart Venus Grand Cru
Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

…Rich yet weightless, the Venus impresses… Sweet floral notes, Chamomile, spices and citrus resonate with tons of class and sheer personality. This is yet another great showing from Agrapart….

 

Killer Cava: Mercat Brut Nature

I haven’t given up my allegiance to grower Champagne, but I am tempted the more time I spend with artisan cavas like Mercat. Go to the heart of cava country in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, southwest of Barcelona, and you’ll find it’s much like Champagne. There are very big houses there too and then a flock of small old traditional wineries making the Spanish version of grower Champagnes …and we keep finding more of them. This is an exceptional example, profoundly dry, zero dosage. The xarel-lo and macabeo grapes deliver wonderful aromas of white and yellow fruits and flowers and a crisp clean acid spine and lively effervescence. I was astonished when we first tried it, and all the more surprised when I worked out the price. Any Spanish lover will be proud and any Champagne fan will be duly impressed. A terrific sparkler for dinner.

 

NV Mercat Brut Nature

…bouquet that blossoms in the glass with hints of dried apricot and honeysuckle. The palate is very well-balanced …fine thread of bitter lemon that lends tension and poise… very champagnois finish….

Guy Charlemagne: A Time For Celebration!

While at Salon in October last year, the declared vintages on aging cellar stocks I saw were 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. However, across the street at Guy Charlemagne, they were just releasing the excellent 2004 and 2006. (Salon is now on ’99). Excellent chardonnay vintages, and here that’s all there is. We were at the very top of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, the most famous little village in the grand cru vineyards of the Cotes de Blancs south of Reims, where we come to find authentic grower Champagne. On one side is the renowned house of Salon and Delamotte that everyone knows, on the other is my best discovery in Champagne: Guy Charlemagne.

This house may not go back to the emperor, but it is 120 years old and the wines are regal. It is proud and practical, and not fussy. Every wine I’ve tasted, from rose to a string of grand crus and vintages 2004 and 2006, is luscious, toasty stuff, especially the 2006 blanc de blancs. This is the pure grower Champagne I want, the authenticity I love. Charlemagne sticks to limestone vineyards, most of them in Le Mesnil and Oger next door, and raises the wines very organically. Handling in the cellar is minimal and the dosage low. Hard to get in the U.S. but it’s at Tour d’Argent in Paris and on top lists in Tokyo too. This is the best Champagne you’re not drinking. The numbers in my tasting notes are all high, 91 to 94, and my prices low to my fellow Champagne lovers.

 

Guy Charlemagne
Extra Brut

Crisp, with a stony mineral undertow and subtle notes of pippin apple, lemon zest, ginger and smoke. Lightly juicy and well-focused throughout. Drink now through 2016.

2004 Guy Charlemagne Mesnillesime Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru

…very fine bubbles. …powerful yet elegant nose dominated by acacia and honey …Candied fruit and citrus aromas pave the way to a fresh, vanilla finish.

Guy Charlemagne Reserve Brut

Fresh and focused, with a panoply of flavors—ripe fruit notes of mango, tangy quince and tangerine, joined by a minerally sublayer of smoke, stone and spice. This shows firm structure and intensity…

Guy Charlemagne Rose Brut

Bright and lively… notes of fresh-cut pink grapefruit, black cherry and peach, with hints of spice cake, tea rose and fresh ginger. There’s good intensity …with the refined bead the wine seems elegant overall….

2006 Guy Charlemagne
Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

…This is the pure grower Champagne I want, the authenticity I love. Charlemagne sticks to limestone vineyards… This is the best Champagne you’re not drinking….

 

Guy Charlemagne Sampler:
High Five Starter Kit

Contains one of each of the following:

Extra Brut – 91WS

Brut Rose – 92WS

Reserve Blanc de Blancs – 92WS

2006 Blanc de Blancs – 93RAS, 91WS

2004 Mesnillesime – 94RAS

 

Fresh Stock of Agrapart Has Arrived!

You know I love grower Champagne and place great store in terroir and the ground beneath it. I’m thrilled when they come together with an artisan like young Pascal Agrapart and his expressive wines. So much so that it is my house Champagne, maybe yours, too. Pascal works naturally by hand and plough horse (and Mini Cooper) in little Avize and other cru villages in the chalky Cote des Blancs. This is prize territory for chardonnay and Agrapart puts together distinctive cuvees of grand and premier crus, from the lean and crisp 7 Crus to the majestic old-vine 1998. The barrel-fermented Terroirs, coming entirely from grand cru sites, is a rich and complex wine equaling the big guy’s tete de cuvee at three times the price. Amazing that one grower, so small and meticulous, can make such a beautiful range. Each wine is honest and pure, earthy and sophisticated, and a rare taste of handcrafted Champagne. Agrapart is a producer of remarkable value. Every shipment sells out quickly!

 

Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Les 7 Crus

…I think it’s the best value in Champagne, carefully crafted from seven top vineyards to make a beautifully lean and lively wine… distinct elegant taste of peaches and almonds and an escape from the ordinary….

Agrapart Terroirs Blanc de Blancs

…exceptional Champagne. …heavier and richer yet very clean and bright with the complexity rarely found at this price. Artisanal, honest and pure…

Agrapart Brut Rose

…a secret and is sold only to those of us who work with all of the wines of Agrapart as production is very limited. As with all wines of Agrapart, this is dry and sophisticated.