Champagne André Heucq Héritage Assemblage Extra Brut Pre-arrival $58.00
40% Chardonnay, 30% meunier and 30% pinot, based on 45% 2014
with 55% 2013. From Cuisles and Baslieux sous Chatillon. Dosage is Extra Brut at 4gm. 70% stainless steel and 30% oak with partial malo-lactic fermentation. A beautifully crafted blended wine. Pepper and herb overtones with candied fruit and minerals. Low dosage in perfect balance leaves the palate fresh and crisp.
Champagne André Heucq Héritage Millésime 2012 EX Stock $78.00 ONLY AVAILABLE IN PACK
50% Chardonnay, 20% meunier and 30% pinot. Dosage is Extra Brut. From two limestone and Illite clay vineyard parcels in Cuisles. 50% stainless steel and 50% oak with partial malo-lactic fermentation. Aromas of dried flowers and cashews,carrying on to a creamy long palate with minerals and toast overtones. A beautiful example of Cuisles terroir from a great vintage. We still have a few bottles of this 2012 from last years shipment. Tyson Stelzer
gives this a glowing review and 93/100
Champagne André Heucq Héritage Rosé de Meunier - Phase 1 EX STOCK $65.00 ONLY AVAILABLE IN PACK
100% 2014 meunier from a single vineyard parcel in Cuisles - le Bout de la Ville
. Dosage is Extra Brut. This is a 24 hours maceration saignée. No malolactic fermentation. A perfumed vinous style with huge minerality and savory overtones. This also was one of the spectacular cuvées which encouraged me to revisit the Heucq range of Champagnes. There are no reserve wines in the blend, so this is vintage 2014. Tyson Stelzer
raves about this and awards it 92/100
Champagne André Heucq Discovery pack Pre-arrival $367.00 - only 6 packs available
Two bottles of Heritage Blanc de Meunier, two bottles Heritage Assemblage, 1 bottle Heritage Millesime 2012, 1 bottle Heritage Rose Phase 1.
Ralph Kyte-Powell in Realreview gave the Heucq Blanc de Meunier an outstanding 94/100 score.
An "H" written with a brush highlights the manual and artisanal work on our farm.
By evoking a "4", we refer to the four elements (earth, fire, water and air).
"Nature" and "Terroir" frame a moon and affirm what animates us on a daily basis: to be closer
to our terroir while respecting nature.
The moon marks our attention to the lunar calendar for our work in the vineyard as in the winery.
Champagne Voirin-Jumel - Cramant
A new shipment of our good value Blanc de Blancs is arriving. And prices are still very reasonable. I have known the Voirin-Jumel family now for 15 years and they have never exploited the brand market. They make Champagne to drink, not to invest. The quality is slowly improving and is due to rocket up, now that the daughters Julie and Pauline are taking the helm. The girls know the Champagne scene and hang out with the Selosses and all the other young vignerons in the Cote des Blancs. There has been a slight price increase this year. The first in 5 years for us. The 2012 is a stunning blanc de blancs - and we have some magnums coming next year when they get disgorged.
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru. Pre-arrival: $52.50
Based on 2016 with 20% reserve wines, from Cramant, Chouilly, Avize and Oger. Dosage 6g/litre. The Chardonnay terroir speaks, Chiseled and steely, with citrus and minerals, hints of white fruits and floral. Very precise and elegant as always and excellent value. The creaminess of the Cramant component sets the tone for a fine and elegant Champagne. Again this cuvee has been very popular – a new shipment. Popular with some niche restaurants in Melbourne and Geelong.
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru. EX Stock $45.00
Based on the 2016 vintage with 20% reserve wines, dosage at 6gm/litre is perfect. From a single 1.48 hectare Pinot Noir vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay – Les Carelles. Mareuil-sur-Ay is Billecart Salmon territory, and here the Pinot is always delicate and subtle, hints of strawberry and red fruits, perfume and spice. The novice Champagne drinker may recoil at the notion of drinking a 100% Pinot Noir Champagne, but this wine reveals the purity and elegance of the terroir and competent wine making. A bargain basement wine from a great base vintage, extremely popular and very well received. In the scheme of things, this wine is way under priced. It simply delivers!
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2012. Pre-arrival: $68
The 2012 vintage is a real success for the top growers in the Cote des Blancs - and Patrick Voirin has really delivered a precise mineral champagne. I see some similarities with 2008 at this property. Hugely mineral with real purity and amazing elegance. Dosage is 4g/litre and the malolactic fermentation is blocked. Six years on lees has added some savory toasty complexity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank. The low yields of 2012 add intensity and minerality. Only a small allocation at pre-arrival pricing. LIMITED
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Saignee Rose. Pre-arrival: $52
A lovely perfumed 100% pinot noir saignee rose at a very reasonable price. Based on 2016 with reserve wines. Dosage 8gm. The rosé from Voirin-Jumel used to be blended style and I always found it a little simple and coarse, but now it has been elevated into a 100% saignée and completely changed my opinion. A stunning pink at a bargain price. LIMITED
Champagne André Heucq Héritage Blanc de Meunier Pre-arrival $54.00
Champagne André Heucq Héritage Assemblage Pre-arrival $58.00
Champagne André Heucq Discovery six pack Pre-arrival $367.00 (only 6 packs available)
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Pre-arrival $52.50
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Blancs Millesime 2012 Grand Cru Pre-arrival $68.00
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru STOCK $45.00
Champagne Voirin-Jumel Saignee Rose Pre-arrival $52.00
Champagne F&R Miniere Brut Zero $70.00
Champagne Bourgeois-Diaz N $67.00
Champagne Bourgeois-Diaz M $75.00
This Pre-arrival offer closes December 5th. Stock due to arrive mid December. Orders in 6 bottle multiples.