Tasting Notes; Champagne & Sparkling wines, Nov. 27, 2012


NV Von Winning Extra Brut Sekt
On sale for $25.99
Deidesheim, Pfalz / Germany 100% Riesling
Sourced from vineyards throughout the Deidesheim area, the Extra Brut Sekt undergoes primary fermentation in stainless steel prior to secondary fermentation in bottle with two years on the lees before disgorgement..
2015 Avinyo Brut Nature
On sale for $17.99
Penedes, Catalunya / Spain 25% Macabeo, 70% Xar-relo, 5% Parellada,
All of the sparkling wines of Avinyo are produced from organically farmed estate vineyards. The Nature cuvee spends 24 months on the lees prior to disgorgement. There is no dosage added.
2014 Huet Brut Petillant
On sale for $29.99
Vouvray, Loire Valley / France 100% Chenin Blanc
Huet is one of the greatest producers of white wine in the world. Their sparkling offering is created from young vines from the domaine’s three top parcels. Part of primary fermentation and all of secondary fermentation takes place in bottle.
NV Vajra N.S. Delle Neve Extra Brut Rose
On sale for $25.99
Barolo, Piedmont / Italy Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir
Fresh, fragrant and brimming with aromas of rose petals and flavors of sour cherry, Vajra’s Spumante is a complex, energetic sparkler. The fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyards around the Vajra’s winery.
NV Gosset Brut Grande Reserve
On sale for $49.99
Champagne / France
45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier
Cellarmaster Jean-Paul Mareigner has been in charge of maintaining the house style at Gosset for over 30 years. The Grande Reserve is currently based mostly on the 2015 vintage. This is a wine of declarative orchard fruit and clear mineral expression. 
2008 Henriot Brut Millesime
On sale for $79.99
Champagne / France 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Classic vintage Champagne from the venerable Henriot house, the 2008 Brut Millesime was aged for six years on the lees. Fresh and mildly toasty, this great wine illustrates the balance and vivacity of the 2008 vintage.