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it’s safe to say mr spittoon and i had a brilliant #champagneday. once we knocked off work we got stuck into this bottle of @champagnevollereaux
brut reserved and wow we were both so impressed with it! a massive thank you to tracey at @thewinecompanytwc
for sending over this bottle for us to try and introducing us to this fabulous #growerchampagne.
and by ‘grower champagne’ i mean #vollereaux
produce their #champagne
from their own #vineyards. that may sound completely normal, but in champagne it’s actually not that normal. the big champagne houses, which you probably all know the names of, actually buy their grapes from lots of grape growers throughout the champagne region rather than having their own vineyards.
vollereaux began producing champagne in 1923. it’s still owned by the same family and they produce around 445k bottles per year. they’re an exciting producer who are experimenting and trying new things from submerging bottles off the coast of the isle of ouessant to age for a year, to planting #pinotblanc, #pinotgris
in their vineyards. it’s worth keeping an eye on these guys 👀
i found the vollereaux brut reserve a sandy yellow colour in the glass with a fine stream of milky way like bubbles. notes of crisp apples, florals and crunchy biscuits rise from the glass. while in the mouth it’s super smooth with a lick of effervescence. i love how mr spittoon described the mouthfeel: ‘delicate fragile bubbles’. flavours of candied lemon backed with hints of nutty creme brûlée decorated with edible fragrant flowers and refreshing citrus has made this a champagne i’ll definitely be drinking again!
this one can be purchased online via winehouse.com.au + princewinestore.com.au and is available in select stores in #melbourne, #sydney
and #brisbane. let me know if you need the details!
all opinions are based on my own taste buds. wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine