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Category: Champagne

Champagne Sanger, Côtes des Blanc

An unique project in France, Sanger is the Champagne “house” run by the students and faculty cellar masters at the Avize Viti Campus, the region’s premier viticultural school. Established in 1919, the school’s vineyards and facilities have been donated by former students who went on to lead their own domaines. Today the school produces Champagne from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, including a number of Grand Cru plots.

Wines:

Sanger “Voyage 360°” Brut Nature NV
Sanger “Terroir Natal” Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
Sanger “Pères d’Origines” Grand Cru Brut Non-Dosé (vintage Champagne)
Sanger “Triangle Minéral” Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Non-Dosé (vintage Champagne)

 

For More Information Visit: Avize Viti Campus

 

Champagne Ulysse Collin, Côtes des Blanc

The production at Ulysse Collin is minute even by grower-Champagne standards. At the same time, Olivier Collin’s international reputation as one of the most meticulous and conscientious vignerons in Champagne ensures that his wines are among the most sought-after in the world. Grown from less than 8 hectares of vineyards, the wines are crystalline expressions of some of the most unique terroir in the region: rocky chalk, silex, and onyx. Production is focused on two sites, Les Pierrières and Les Maillonw, with each cuvée being bottled separately as a Blanc de Blancs and a Blanc de Noirs, respectively. A third site, Les Roises, was recently re-acquired by Collin (it had been under contract to a negoçiant).

These wines are very limited. Please inquire.

For More Information Visit: Louis Dressner Selections

 

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Champagne Tarlant, Vallée de la Marne

Champagne Tarlant is one of the great historic estates of Champagne, owned continuously by the Tarlant Family since 1687. Cultivating 14 hectares in four of the Marne crus (Œuilly, Boursault, St-Agnan and Celles-lès-Condé), the current generation’s Benoît Tarlant is acclaimed as one of Champagne’s low dosage specialists, with most of the wines coming in at the 0-4g/L range. Focused on purity in the bottle and sustainability and respect for nature and terroir in the vineyards, Champagne Tarlant is truly profound.

Wines:

Tarlant Champagne Brut Zero

Tarlant Champagne Brut Zero Rosé

Tarlant Champagne Cuvee Louis Extra Brut

Tarlant Champagne Vigne d’Or Extra Brut

Tarlant Champagne Le Vigne Royale Extra Brut

For More Information Visit: Louis Dressner Selections

 

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Champagne Roger Coulon, Montagne de Reims

Eric and Isabelle Coulon are the representatives of the eighth generation of the Coulon family to be engaged as recoltant-manipulants, producing Champagne from Vrigny and the surrounding villages in the northwest corner of the Montagne de Reims. Since 1806, this family has gradually increased its holdings so that there are now 10 hectares under vines, almost all located within the 1er Cru rated villages of Vrigny, Coulommes and Pargny, about 10 kilometers distance from Reims. Production at Champagne Roger Coulon is approximately 90,000 bottles per year. The vineyards are planted 40% to Pinot Meunier, 30% to Pinot Noir and 30% to Chardonnay. The average age of the vines is 38 years, a rarity in Champagne where old vines, and the limited production that is the result thereof, are often considered a curse rather than a blessing. Further, the vineyards are planted by the selection masalle process rather than with modern clones. No herbicides are used and harvest is done manually. The juice from the red grapes is fermented and aged in stainless steel but much of the Chardonnay is fermented in small oak barrels (not new). Only the natural, indigenous yeasts are used.

Core Wines (others available, please inquire):

Roger Coulon Brut “Grande Tradition – Henri Hodie” 1er Cru

For More Information Visit: Rosenthal Wine Merchant

 

Champagne Laherte Frères, Epernay

Established in 1889, Laherte Frères now boasts six generations who have run the estate. Though double in size from its original holdings, the estate is still very small by Champagne standards, with just 10.5 hectares, with vineyard holdings across Epernay (with Chavot being the home estate), the Côte des Blancs (including the 1er cru Vertus and Voipreux), and the Vallée de la Marne. Work in the vineyards is traditional and natural, following biodynamic principles and focusing on the overall health of the vines and their surrounding environment. Work in the cellar is similarly inspired, with natural fermentations, use of gravity flow, a focus on purity to express terroir, and light dosage. Now led by young Aurélien Laherte, the estate is one of the most progressive and dynamic in the region. A founder of the Terres et Vins group of Champagne producers, Aurélien has led the charge amongst the smaller houses, focusing on terroir-driven wines, organic/biodynamic practices, and purity.

Wines:

Laherte Frères Grand Brut “Ultradition” NV

Laherte Frères Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Laherte Frères Brut Rosé Ultradition NV

For More Information Visit: Laherte Frères

 

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Champagne Guy Larmandier, Vertus

The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Cote des Blancs. This estate owns 9 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Cote des Blancs and distributed amongst the Grand Cru rated villages of Chouilly and Cramant and the 1er Cru rated vineyards of Vertus and Cuis. We have worked with Guy Larmandier and his wife and children since 1982. Guy Larmandier established this domaine which, following his death, is now supervised by his wife, Colette, and their two children, Francois and Marie-Helene. Annual production is on the order of 90,000 bottles. Harvest is conducted manually, the Champagnes are aged a minimum of 36 months on the lees and the Champagnes destined for the US market are disgorged on order and receive a minimal dosage so as to emphasize the purity and finesse of this special terroir.

Core Wines (others available, please inquire):

Champagne Guy Larmandier Cramant Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

For More Information Visit: Rosenthal Wine Merchant

 

Champagne Francis Boulard, Montagne de Reims

Francis Boulard founded his estate with his daughter, Delphine, in 2010, following a disagreement with his siblings about whether to continue operating the old family estate using conventional agriculture. Left with only 3 hectares of their own, the pair now manage the property biodynamically. The resulting wines are incredibly expressive, a delight to drink and have already garnered a strong reputation for being amongst the best grower-producer Champagnes on the market.

Wines:

Francis Boulard Champagne Les Murgiers Brut Nature

Francis Boulard Champagne Millésime Extra Brut

Francis Boulard Champagne Grande Montagne Grand Cru Extra Brut NV

For More Information Visit: Louis Dressner Selections

 

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Champagne Agrapart, Avize

Established in Avize in 1894, Champagne Agrapart et Fils has produced and bottled its own wine from the very start. The fourth generation of Agraparts, Pascal and Fabrice, the house continues its tradition of growing almost exclusively Chardonnay from their 9.5 hectares of estate-owned vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. The wines are hand-crafted, very artisanal, and focused on the classic Côte des Blancs terroir of chalk, limestone, and clay.

Wines:

Agrapart Les Sept Crus Brut NV

Agrapart Terroirs Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV

For More Information Visit: Champagne Agrapart

 

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