Rather than looking for a certain level of perfection that most Champagnes claim to deliver (hardly ever the case), we view Champagne as wines to drink when we can’t figure what else to open, as a kind of palate cleanser, or if on the richer side, Champagne can function in the same manner as an oxidative or sweet white wine at the end of a meal or long drinking session. Either way, as our palates have matured over the years, we find ourselves keeping at least a couple of fancy sparkling options around, as one truly never knows when the mood will strike. 

Olivier Horiot Metisse NV (19 base)
Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc

Olivier Horiot Soléra NV
Arbane, Petit Meslier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier

David Leclapart l’Aphrodisiaque 2016
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay

Marguet Shaman 2020
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Marguet Ambonnay 2018
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Marguet Avize 2018