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ABOUT US

We are Gita and Lee, two self-confessed champagne lovers for whom this effervescent drink has been a huge part of our lives since meeting twenty-two years ago. Our first trip to the region was in 1999 to source bottles for our wedding. Since then, we have been visiting several times a year, have tasted thousands of champagnes and continue to discover amazing new producers, incredible wines and stories. We are immensely passionate about the top quality smaller domaines who tell a narrative through their creations, from vineyard to bottle. As well as the bubbles, Champagne is home to some excellent still white, red and rosés too; not to forget Ratafia de Champagne. This famous region is fortunate to be home to a myriad of World class winemakers, producing an array of diverse wines, we really are spoilt for choice. We love wine, we absolutely adore champagne!

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Champagne of the Month

FRÉDÉRIC SAVART

L'accomplie

Our “Champagne of the Month” for February 2021 is L’Accomplie by Frédéric Savart. Frédéric is based in the village of Écueil on the Montage de Reims and has 4 hectares at his disposal with plots arranged in two villages: Écueil and Villers-aux-Nœuds. Écueil provides a clay and sandy soil that is in contrast to the chalkier soils of Villers-aux-Nœuds

 

Frédéric practices sustainable viticulture eschewing the use of herbicides and pesticides. In the winery he prefers to use new oak, not for the flavour it imparts on the wine but for the fact that he can use less sulfur due to the fact the barrels have less of a build-up of microbial residue. Most wines are prevented from undergoing malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the wine’s acidity and tension. Gentle pressing is carried out with a modern bladder style press.

 

L’Accomplie is a non-vintage wine comprising of an equal blend from two years: 2012 and 2013. It consists of 80% Pinot Noir from both Écueil and the plot “Le Mont Benoît” in Villers-aux-Nœuds. The Chardonnay comes from a single plot in Écueil. The wine is vinified in both fûts and cuve inox (50/50). It was bottled in July 2014 and disgorged with 5gl in March 2016 whereupon it was sealed with a natural cork; alcohol is at 12.5% abv.

 

Tasted 18:00 Saturday 23rd January 2021 (root day in the lunar calendar).

 

Characteristics: Pronounced intensity with primary aromas of violet, lavender, red apple, pear, grapefruit, Satsuma, orange peel, lemon juice, lemon rind, nectarine, apricot, pineapple, honeydew melon, mango, raspberry, red cherry and wild strawberry. There are secondary notes of sable biscuit, palmier biscuits, fresh brioche, bread dough, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves and butterscotch. Tertiary aromas include almonds, frangipane, cinder toffee, dried apricot, ginger, toffee apple, plum tarte tartin and acacia honey. The finish was long and the mousse delicate.

 

Frédéric Savart is a truly talented winemaker who produces utterly delicious wines; with a razor sharp tension yet are wonderfully balanced.

  

This champagne is drinking beautifully now but certainly has potential for further ageing.

 

Price circa €44.00

ŒNOTHÈQUE

 

our library of previous champagnes of the month

 
 

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WHAT'S IN OUR GLASS

 A brief description of the most recent wines we have been enjoying. Tchin tchin!

 

Lelarge-Pugeot – Coteaux Champenois Vrigny Rouge 2012

Jeaunaux-Robin – Fil de Brume

Jeaunaux-Robin – Le Talus de Saint Prix

Corbon – Brut d’Autrefois

Lelarge-Pugeot – Gueux

Laherte Frères – Les Beaudiers

Franck Bonville – Les Belles Voyes

Bonnet-Ponson – Non Dosé

JM Sélèque – Quintette

 

We've been a little busy over the Christmas period having enjoyed some fantastic wines from brilliant producers!

 

 

LOCATION 

Oxfordshire

United Kingdom

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