$ 299.00
A beautiful gift for the person who loves to "taste the stars".  This collection of rarefied sparkling wines was carefully chosen with variety and quality in mind and, just like you, these bottles get better with age.
Our wine buyer, Kevin McNamara describes each selection:

 

  • Corte Bianca Franciacorta Extra Brut

95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Nero from organically-farmed vineyards in Sergnana, in Provaglio d'Iseo, between the more gentle slopes of the foothills of northern Franciacorta. The grapes are gently pressed and aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks before aging 60 months on the lees in the bottle which results in an elegant harmony between fresh acidity and a sensous lengthy full finish. 

  • Domaine Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve Champagne

80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from estate-owned vineyards located in and around the village of Bouzy. Soils are the classic, chalky terroir of the Montagne de Reims. Domaine Jean Vesselle crafts “grower” Champagne, a récoltant-manipulant house that grows its own grapes and makes its own wine all on site. This qualitative difference is crucial for those seeking the ultimate in Champagne flavor and character. 

  • Andre et Michel Quenard Cremant de Savoie Brut 

100% Jacquère from 50-year-old certified Haute Valeur Environnementale vineyards in Savoie. Savoie is a picture of fairy-tale perfection: snow-capped peaks, green rolling hills, wildflowers, and cold, sparkling mountain streams. Once the grapes finish primary fermentation they are bottled and aged on the lees and after disgorgement, a house liqueur de tirage is added before final corking of wine. 

  • Champalou Vouvray Brut "Méthode Traditionnelle" 

100% Chenin Blanc from 20-year-old estate vineyards on clay, limestone, and siliceous soils. The Champalou family embraces sustainable farming while also integrating the use of the lunar calendar more commonly associated with organic viticulture. The wine is fermented with indiginous yeasts and then aged on the lees in bottle for 24 months before disgorgement and a dosage that results in very low residual sugar. The Vouvray Brut "Méthode Traditionnelle" is a blending of three different vintages per cuvée.

  • Kante Spumante Dosaggio Zero 

50% Chardonnay and 50% Malvasia from vineyards planted at over 800 feet above sea level in Friuli Venezia Giulia Carso. The wine is aged for 12 months in old barrels and then aged in bottle for 1 year before disgorgement. Note there is zero dosage, so this is sharp, mineral-driven, focused, and exquisite. 

  • Veuve Fourny et Fills Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru 

100% Chardonnay from certified Haute Valeur Environnementale 40-year-old estate vineyards from the chalky terroir of the premier cru village of Vertus. Fifth generation winegrower brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel Fourny sustainably farm nearly nine hectares of vineyards and have been carrying on the family winegrowing tradition which dates to 1856. This cuvee features partial malolactic conversion and ages 24 months on the lees resulting in a blend that has both roundness and freshness. "