There’s a lot to love about Champagne, and when it comes to our offerings, we emphasize the small grower – family estates known in French as the “Récoltants Manipulants.” The tiny letters “RM” on the label are a sign that the estate has made the wine from A to Z, a process that sets it apart from larger producers who outsource various operations. These grower wines are brimming with individuality, and are a fantastic value for how much character they express.
Keep in mind that Champagne is for so much more than a celebratory toast! Small grower Champagnes make absolutely delightful meal wines. These full-bodied, bold Champagnes pair well with rich meals, such as bouillabaisse and buttery lobster, but also elevate everyday foods like macaroni and cheese and spring rolls. The Blanc de Blancs Champagnes work wonders with seafood, making them ideal for a brunch spread of smoked fish.
We currently stock about 100 small grower Champagnes. Start getting to know some of these exceptional (and accessible) wines over ordinary and luxurious meals alike.