12/28 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - NYE Grower Champagne Tasting!

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12/28 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - NYE Grower Champagne Tasting!

PETIT WEEK IN WINE | December 28 - December 31 2022

2022 NYE Week Flight Showcase:

Fine Grower Champagnes

Four fine grower Champagnes to ring in the New Year!

Hope you had a great Holiday weekend!

I always enjoy the days before New Year's as a chance to celebrate the year coming to a close and to look ahead with excitement to the new year.

First off, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for your patronage and patience in 2022 as we navigated the sunset of Twenty Degrees Chocolates and the opening of our South End location in the Design Center. We are ecstatic for 2023 as it will bring the culmination of years in the making as we open our new Flagship Store at 4001 Park. Stay tuned for updates as we head into early next year!

So as you look to close the chapter on 2022, I invite you to come sample some true grower Champagnes (either at Myers Park or South End) and discover your new favorite producer, just in time to share on New Year's Eve.

We're featuring four vignerons of fine Champagne that are sure to delight!

  • Champagne Lahertes: A rose from 100% Pinot Meunier.
  • Champagne Tarlant: A zero dosage Brut from the varietal triumvirate.
  • Champagne Vix Bara: 2016 vintage bubbles & 100% Chardonnay.
  • Champagne Paul Launois: Just 3000 bottle producer and 1 g/L dosage.

Please read on for further details on the tasting flight and a quick primer on grower Champagne.

We look forward to serving you in the new year. Thank you for your passion and desire for fine wine - mankind's oldest and most brilliant beverage.

Lets taste and imbibe together in 2023.

Happy New Year.





WED DEC 28th 10am-7pm

THURS DEC 29th 10am-8pm

FRI DEC 30th 10am-8pm

SAT DEC 31st 10am-2pm



WED DEC 28th 11am-9pm

THURS DEC 29th 11am-9pm

FRI DEC 30th 11am-9pm

SAT DEC 31st 10am-2pm


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What is Grower Champagne ??

(Récoltant Manipulant)

As the name suggests, grower-producers are producers that both grow grapes and produce Champagne from those grapes, like any other international winery. The rise of these grower-producers in the past decade has fueled Champagne’s recent resurgence and a new diversity of styles and bottlings. Unlike the Champagne houses’ focus on consistency, grower-producers tend to highlight the differences, producing more single-vintage, single-vineyard, single-variety Champagnes. Unfortunately, many of these grower-producers are tiny, so their wines can be hard to find; in fact, only a tenth of all grower-producers export any wine at all!

Grapes of Champagne

Historically, Champagne has been characterized by the fact that is blended in every sense: a blend of grapes, a blend of vintages and a blend of regions. While this is now not always the case, it is true that each of the three major grapes of Champagne contributes its own attributes to a wine; thus, by combining all three, a complete Champagne is created. The “big three” are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, and while all three grapes are grown throughout Champagne, each sub-region has a grape that it tends towards, generally.


As the only major white grape in Champagne, Chardonnay has quite the category to represent, and represent it does. It contributes elegance, ageability and bright citrus flavors to Champagne blends. While 100 percent Chardonnay, or blanc de blancs, Champagnes can be austere and acid-driven in youth, they are some of the most long-lived, evolving with layers upon layers of complexity.

Pinot Noir

Shy in youth Pinot Noir is not! Because Champagne is such a cold region, Pinot Noir needs to be planted in areas that allow it to ripen fully, but regardless, it holds the most vineyard area in Champagne. Structure, richness and body come from Pinot Noir, so Champagnes with a lot of Pinot Noir can be fairly broad and in your face.

Pinot Meunier

Pinot Meunier (also simply known as Meunier) used to be the “red-headed stepchild” grape of Champagne, but thanks to hipster wine geeks, that reputation isn’t quite as true anymore. Pinot Meunier is known for its aromatics and approachable fruit, acting as a bit of flavor-packed seasoning in Champagne blends. While formerly a rarity, some producers now specialize in 100 percent Pinot Meunier Champagnes, bringing us to the new, easiest way to spot a somm in the wild: just look for the person buying the all-Meunier bottle.

Traditional Champagne Method

Map of the Champagne Regions

Join us this week as we will be featuring FOUR Grower Champagnes

Champagne Lahertes Frères 'Rosé de Meunier' Extra Brut NV - $60/btl retail

Chavot, Coteaux Sud D'Epernay, Champagne, FR

Champagne Tarlant "Zero" Brut Nature NV - $79/btl retail

Œuilly, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, FR

Champagne Vix Bara Blanc de Blancs 2016 - $70/btl retail

Epernay, Champagne, FR

Champagne Paul Launois 'Composition #3' Brut NV - $62/btl retail

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, FR

Full Flight of 4 Wines - $30 (2.5oz pours)


5:00 - 7:30pm Thursday & Friday

No tasting flights on Saturday 12/31


5:30 - 9:00pm Wednesday - Friday

No tasting flights on Saturday 12/31

Tasting Flight Selections:

Champagne Lahertes Frères

'Rosé de Meunier' Extra Brut NV

Chavot, Coteaux Sud D'Epernay, Champagne, FR

$60/btl retail

Founded in 1889 by Jean-Baptiste Laherte, the estate was originally made up of vines primarily in the village of Chavot. Aurélien Laherte is now part of a dynamic, young generation of vignerons making waves in Champagne and producing a fine array of terroir driven Champagnes using a natural approach to viticulture and winemaking. 

Varietal:  100% Pinot Meunier from a blend of 60% direct pressed Pinot Meunier, 30% macerated Pinot Meunier, and 10% red Pinot Meunier. Sourced from vineyards with an average age of 25 years and more than 40 years for the parcels that are selected for the elaboration of the red wine. Grapes are hand picked when fully ripened. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in in vats, foudres and barrels. Malolactic fermentation is partialy made. Disgorgement is done by hand.

Dosage – 2.5g/L

Taste: Using different vinification techniques, they are able to achieve a perfect blend between fruit, complexity, structure and freshness. Orange peel, sweet red berry fruit, cranberry, mint and chalk are some of the many aromas and flavors that develop as this breathtaking Champagne shows off its pedigree. The wine is simultaneously racy and rich, focused and full, with a long, dry finish. An exciting new wine especially for Meunier lovers.

Champagne Tarlant

"Zero" Brut Nature NV 

Œuilly, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, FR

$79/btl retail

"Zero" reflects Tarlant's emphasis on unadorned terroir, with no selected yeasts and no dosage. Head vigneron Benoît Tarlant is the 12th generation working the land under his family name.

Varietal: 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Meunier. The composition is generally 60% of the base vintage, in this case 2014, plus 40% reserve wines. All grapes are organically farmed, hand-harvested to ensure top quality. Zero dosage.

Taste: Offers up a lovely bouquet of apple, fresh-baked bread, chalky soil tones, dried flowers, and a touch of hazelnut. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with lovely mineral drive, a fine core, elegant mousse and a long, well balanced and bone dry finish. By giving the wine a long elevage on its fine lees, the acids have mellowed out nicely and the wine is drinking very incredibly well at the moment.

This was the #1 Seller from our Champagne & Caviar event in early December!

Champagne Vix Bara

Blanc de Blancs 2016

Epernay, Southern Rhône, FR

$70/btl retail

Champagne Vix Bara is made by Cecile Grongnet from one of her favorite vineyards in Etoges. Champagne Vix Bara is the name of an old family estate that produced popular champagne in the early 1900’s. Cecile revived the name for this special single vineyard Blanc de Blancs.

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay harvested in 2016. Farmed organically in conversion for certification. Partially barrel-fermented and aged in cask. 8g/L dosage.

Taste: Classic blanc de blanc at a brilliant quality to price ratio! Baked apple, sea foam, and distinct mineral chalk harmonize. A delicious combination that's only boosted by its fine delicate texture. 

Champagne Paul Launois

“Composition #3”

Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, FR

$62/btl retail

An exquisite multi-vintage blend with loads of chalky minerals and laser-like precision from one of our favorite "grower" producers in Champagne.

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay from 6.5 hectares of vines in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the heart of the Cote de Blancs region of Champagne. All bottles are hand riddled and disgorged “A la Voleé.” Dosage of 1 g/L.

Taste: Apple pie and lemon pastry, brioche and lemon curd show brightly despite its low dosage of 1g/L. There is a lot of tension and laser-like intensity. Citrus zest, quince paste and liquid chalk flavors on the palate that are wrapped in a fine mousse with great persistence and length.

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