Vincent Couche "Sensation" Extra Brut
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Organic

Vincent Couche "Sensation" Extra Brut - 1999

Item # 40955 750mL
$129.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

An excellent vintage of Champagne. An equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Buxeuil And Montgueux where the soils are pure chalk and clay.


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Staff Pick Notes

If you get the opportunity to eat a fresh white (or black) truffle, it should really be the star of the show in a simple dish that allows the tuber's unique, earthy qualities to shine. The real fun when it comes to eating truffle dishes are the wine pairings. Vintage Champagne is one of my go to options, and the older the better if you can find it. Vincent Couche wines fall under the grower Champagne moniker, meaning that these bubbles are made by small farmers who tend to their own vineyards, rather than selling their fruit to large, branded Champagne 'factories.' This bottle is a savory delight that really opens up if consumed leisurely alongside rare minute steaks and brown butter toast or egg pasta - of course with shaved truffle crowning the dish!

- BLR

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