When my C & G wine rep, Amanda, opens her bag of treats and out emerges a sample bottle of Christophe Mignon Champagne, I no longer need to wish for "a good day" as my rocket ship has just jet propulsioned me into hyper drive fueled on deliciousness. Now it is your turn, as Amanda will be taking control of the helm with a pouring of Christophe Mignon wines!
Saturday, June 6th, 2014 1:00 p - 3:00 p. We'll have a $5.00 tasting fee that we will waive with the purchase of an Mignon wines and we are offering a 10% discount as well! To make everything even more exciting we'll have fresh oysters and truffle popcorn!
About Mignon. One of Christophe's mantras is, "the moon for a vigneron is like a metronome for a musician." and for the last 20 years he has been allowing the cycles of the moon to guide his activities on the vineyards his great grand father planted many moons before him. Incorporated in his practice are biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. His vineyards cover about 15 acres in the Vallee de la Marne, an area particularly well-suited for Pinot Meunier, which he uses quite a bit of. In the cellar he relies heavily on indigenous yeasts with minimal amounts of sulphur.
Blanc de Noirs Pur Meunier, Brut Nature, Festigny and Le Breuill, Champage. This is a NV blend of 50% 2011 and 50% 2012 vintages all from Pinot Meunier with no dosage and bottles under the guidance of the lunar calendar. The importer, Polaner, writes "beautiful, expressive nose of red fruits and faint floral aromas. Rich on the palate with balanced acidity, taut minerality and a super dry finish." $55
Pur Meunier Brut Rose, 100% Pinot Meunier, Festigny and Le Breuill, Champage. As with all of the vineyards, fruit is hand-harvested for this limited production wine and processed in the cellar per guidance of the lunar calendar. "Fresh and lively with very fine bubbles. Citrus and hints of caramel dominate the palate of this layered and extremely elegant rose." $60
NV Pur Meunier Extra Brut, 100% Pinot Meunier, Festigny and Le Breuill, Champage. Pur translates from French as "Pure" and so it is with this wine as my introduction to the Mignon wines a very pure and innocence meeting. It has a classic, unassuming definition of what it means to be "Champagne". It has a wonderful mousse that does not offend the palate with brashness but instead provides a gentle massage with bubbles! Brioche, lemon zestiness and white peach flesh encompassed by mineral firmness. $50
Amanda and I look forward to seeing you Saturday afternoon! The weather forecast s for heat, just perfect for fresh bubbles!