Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season! Today we are tasting my top bubbly of the year, the Demeric "Catherine de Medici" - a rare release made only in special years. This terrific small estate still uses only the old style vertical press, and still practices remuage by hand, ageing 50% of all their wine in oak cask.
The current release is a blend of 50% each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and is half each 1995 and 1996, and was disgorged in 2002. Only made about twice a decade, the last was 89/90 and the next will be 2000/2002. Only 22 six packs of magnums came to the US - We got three!! Complex, creamy, yet laser focused, with lovely lemony tones, brioche - rich yet with brilliant supporting acidity. Long and absolutely stunning! To order it call us at 908.953.0900 or email to For more about this terrific producer visit Champagne Demeric

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