The Milan Wine Week, as well as the Modena Champagne Experience and in general all the events dedicated to the world of wine, represent an important meeting point between producers and consumers (experts and non-experts); all the events connected to them, including master classes and tastings, are an opportunity to immerse yourself in original experiences, to get to know new realities and deepen those already known, both national and international.
At GLUGULP! we strongly believe in the story, in the wine experience (in our case of Champagne) and in the potential of these events, and it’s for this reason that we want to tell you about the tasting that we have organized in collaboration with Champagne Society and presented by Thomas Rossi during the Milan Wine Week 2022. Our commitment is always aimed at promoting Champagne and its eclectic terroirs and the passionate work of producers capable of testing themselves in an increasingly evolving context.
An exclusive location in the heart of Milan, the restaurant[bu: r] of Chef Eugenio Boer with its whimsical and creative cuisine, was undoubtedly the ideal place for a tasting itinerary featuring some of Vigneron's Champagnes selected by us for their character and expressiveness.
From the Montagne de Reims to the Côte des Blancs, passing through Vallée de la Marne, here are the six Champagnes we have chosen to share.
- Champagne Extra Brut Cuis 2016 by Les Freres Mignon. Blending of 100% Chardonnay from the village of Cuis in the Côte des Blancs, this Champagne Blanc de Blancs Millésime 2016 is made by the young brothers Florent and Julien in limited quantities for only 1,589 bottles. A fine and elegant Champagne, a bouquet of floral and fruity notes.
- Champagne Brut Nature Millésime 2013 by Yves Ruffin. Yves Ruffin Champagnes are direct, clean, very expressive wines. This Champagne is an authentic rarity of the Domaine, the result of an exceptional 2013 harvest, aged in acacia barrels and on its own yeasts for at least 84 months. Blending of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from the Lieu-Dit "Les Robins" of the Premier Cru village of Avenay-Val-d'Or, in the Vallée de la Marne.
- Champagne Extra Brut Vitalie Vintage 2013 by Denis Salomon. Result of the blending in equal parts of Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Vandières and Verneuil vines in the Vallée de la Marne, this Champagne Millésime 2013 ages on the yeasts for 7 years. A complex bouquet of cooked fruit and quince, full, generous, and extraordinarily balanced in a limited and numbered edition of only 590 bottles.
- Champagne Extra Brut Ullens Lot 06 by Domaine de Marzilly. Sophisticated Champagne result of the blending of 80% Meunier and 20% Chardonnay from vineyards in Hermonville, in the Massif de Saint-Thierry, in the Montagne de Reims. Harvest base 2018 with 50% of "vin de resérve" and over 26 months of aging on its yeasts. A bright, complex, subtle Champagne with floral and toasted notes that evolve into aromas of yellow fruit, fresh and dynamic on the palate, with a surprising and persistent final flavor.
- Champagne Extra Brut Les Quatre Terroirs N ° 18 by Georges Remy. 82% Pinot Noir and 18% Chardonnay, this Champagne comes from the vineyards of the Domaine that are extended within 4 different villages of the Montagne de Reims: Bouzy, Ambonnay, Louvois, classified as Grand Cru; and Tauxières, with a Premier Cru classification. Vibrant Champagne that vinifies and refines in cask, hints of aged oak and fruity apple; the palate offers great freshness and excellent minerality.
- Champagne Extra Brut Œil de Perdrix 2018 by Doyard. Champagne Œil de Perdrix, or "Partridge eye" are a type of Champagne of ancient tradition, not necessarily Champagne Blanc de Noirs or even Rosé, but are obtained from the short maceration of the grapes - Pinot Noir or Meunier - on the skins during the pressing. They are Champagne with rich and dense aromas, fresh and decisive that only a few producers have decided to reinterpret in a modern key. Doyard Champagne Œil de Perdrix is made up of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay from vines from villages classified as Grand Cru 100% of the Côte des Blancs. A vinous, elegant, and complex Champagne, all to be discovered.
Discover here the whole GLUGULP! Champagne selection.