Forest Marie "Cuvee St. Crispin" Champagne - Champagne, France
The grapes for this cuvee are harvested from the Premier (1er) Cru Champagne vineyard of Ecueil, where the patrion saint is Saint Crispin. Picked and vinified plot-by-plot, no detail is overlooked. Although a blend of several vintages, this bottling of the Cuvee St. Crespin is 100% Pinot Noir,so Blanc de Noirs, primarily from the generous 2009 vintage. The vin clair, or clear wine, is vinified in neutral oak, lending a richness and vinuousity to the finished product.
Montfort Cremant de Loire - Loire Valley, France
One of the primary grape of the Loire Valley is Chenin Blanc - in Vouvray, Savennieres, and several other appelations. This bottle is 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, which brings a little more roundness and complexity to the blend. Full of ripe golden fruit and biscuity flavors, this Cremant over-delivers for the price and is one of our favorite bottles of "house bubbles"!
Riesling Sekt Brut - Rheingau, Germany
is one of the most highly regarded sparkling wine makers in
Germany. All of their sekt see extended aging on the lees
before they are released. They typically see at least 18
months minimum aging before being released. Riesling makes
for wonderful sparkling wines because of the citrusy
acidity, and intense aromatics. You'll find flavors of white
peach, fresh nectarine, orange peel, and spicy pear atop of
bread dough, jasmine tea, lilac, slate and flint.