Cool New Grower Champagnes

05 Oct Cool New Grower Champagnes

Jason tasted at Godmé on a buying trip to Champagne, France this Spring and was blown away with the quality and great prices of the Sabine line. This is the first time these Champagnes have been imported into the US. This is true grower Champagne, meaning it’s estate made in the same place where the grapes are grown. Each one is unique and delicious. We could not be more ready for the season of celebration to begin!

NV Godme Sabine Premier Cru Brut Reserve
On Sale $34.99
70% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier. This gorgeous Champagne is a blend of grapes from 22 different 1er cru vineyard sites. On the palate, the lees aging (fermentation sediment is left with the juice during aging) comes through clearly, bringing an earthy flavor and great tannins. Notes of smoke, hazelnut, mineral, and white/yellow flowers accent the core of yellow apple. It’s reminiscent of good white Burgundy.
Jason’s Notes

NV Godme Sabine Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs
On Sale $39.99
100% Pinot Noir. The grapes for this beauty are from 100% Grand Cru vineyards, and it is enhanced by the addition of reserve wines up to 9 years old. This is the epitome of a delicious multi-vintage wine. On the palate, it is big, rich, and powerful with notes of cherry puree and red apple, with a beautiful roundness and a slight oxidative note on the finish. So balanced. Delicious.
Jason’s Notes

NV Godme Sabine Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs
On Sale $39.99
100% Chardonnay. The grapes for this Blanc de Blancs are sourced from single 1er cru vineyard. It’s elegant and remarkably light for a Blanc de Blancs, with strong floral notes and a hint of lees. After a few minutes in the glass, the bakery aromas start to come across, bringing a delicious brioche overtone. The balance of acidity really enhances the quality of this wine.
Jason’s Notes

NV Godme Sabine Brut Grand Cru Rose
On Sale $39.99
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. The grapes for this golden-hued rosé are all from Grand Cru vineyard sites, and 12% still Pinot Noir is added into the blend. The classic Pinot Noir character comes through in spades, showing notes of dried cherries, pomegranate, and hints of peach and citrus from the Chardonnay influence. The bready overtones confirm that this is classic Champagne.
Jason’s Notes

2008 Godme Sabine Brut Grand Cru
On Sale $49.99
60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. The grapes for this vintage knockout are all from Grand Cru vineyards. The wine is aged 8 years on the lees before disgorgement and has a very small amount of dosage, so it’s very dry. The aromas are reminiscent of Corton Charlemagne (Grand Cru White Burgundy), with loads of brioche and puff pastry, red apples, yeast, flowers, great acidity, and a looooong finish. It really shows the mark of the Verzenay terroir. Just delicious.
Jason’s Notes

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