Champagne Franck Pascal Réliance
Regular price $58.00
Winemaker: Franck and Isabelle Pascal
Appellation: Champagne, France
Grape Varieties: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Franck and Isabelle Pascal are among some of the most promising Champagne producers today. They make their grower Champagnes biodynamically, which is rare in a region where just over 1% of the winemakers make their wines organically. They experimented with conventional, organic, and biodynamic farming simultaneously and found that biodynamic farming allowed the best expression of their terroir in their wines. In fact, they are so adamant about the quality of their biodynamically grown grapes, that they will sell all of the grapes that border other vineyards that may have been treated with pesticides so that it does not contaminate their wines!
The Non-Vintage Champagne, "Réliance" is a blend of the three main grapes of Champagne (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay) and consists mainly the the 2010 vintage with a little bit of 2009. This is a Brut Nature, which means that they added zero sugar at corking. This wine is great for an Aperitif, or could be served with raw or smoked salmon and even oysters.
The Vintage Champagne, "Harmonie" is coming from the year 2010, which is considered one of the best vintages in recent years in Champagne. This 2010 Vintage Grower Champagne is a "Blanc de Noirs", which is a blend consisting of only Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The two grapes are harvested at separate times for this wine to ensure that each grape is picked at the optimal moment. Save this wine for a special occasion!