2013
Nº 44

Premier Cru Champagne
SKU: 1JC44FW313
$85
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$68.00 Member Price*
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Description

What the No. 44 Signifies: No. 44 represents an accident of destiny with a LUSTROUS outcome…This FORTUITOUS discovery and explosive moment happened when the cork popped unexpectedly, in 1844… It was first seen as the work of the devil himself… until the invention of the muselet which resulted in the UNRIVALED Champagne bubbles you adore today... To le vin du diable… never to be confined!

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT,  SD, VA, or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A golden honey color in the bottle with a fine, sparkling perlage. 

Aroma: 

A truly balanced Champagne with aromas of dried fruit and almond.

Palate: 

Silky texture with a lively edge,this wine shows itsmaturity with notes of brioche but plenty of intense freshness with bursts of ripe white fruit leaving a long-lasting finish.

 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and d' Epernay aged in French Oak barrels for 11 months. Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims spent 11 months in stainless steel vats for first fermentation and six years on lies.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
  • Region: Champagne, France
  • Alcohol: 12.4%
  • Total Acidity: 6.2
  • Aged: 6 years on lies
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Prawns, Fresh Sushi
Cheese & Nuts:
light cream cheeses