Chardonnet & Fils, "Cuvée Tradition" Brut
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Chardonnet & Fils, "Cuvée Tradition" Brut - NV

Item # 27365 750mL

A pretty Champagne that is ideal for all occasions. Fine bubbles convey the lively blend of mostly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across a fuller palate. Herbal notes pervade, alongside seashell minerals. A nice match for salmon, crab sashimi, and dainty endive and cheese appetizers.

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There's something about this Champagne that is hard to describe. There's a "chewiness", a deliciousness, a savory chalkiness that goes hand in hand with Champagnes from the sleepy Grand Cru village of Avize. This wine is based on the Chardonnay grape, but has a dash of Pinot Noir from vines outside of Avize - this is why this Champagne is not listed as a Grand Cru. In spite of what the bureaucrats might think, this is top-notch Champagne with a savory, fresh flavor that will make any Champagne fan gush.

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