It's never to early to stock up for the holiday and with Thanksgiving right around the corner and New Year's Eve which is just 2+ months ahead .... this is the Champagne deal to strongly consider right now!
90 Points - Vinous Media (2013)
List price - $46.99
Sale price - $39.99
What should every wine lover know about Michel Genet?
The Genet family has been making Champagne in the Grand Cru-designated village Chouilly (Cote des Blancs) for more than 100 years. They are not only a part of the village's regal history, but are rewriting it as we speak. Michel Genet is part of a passionate and growing class of ‘grower-winemakers’ whose pedigree and character can be instantly experienced the moment you take your first sip. Josh Raynolds’ of Vinous LOVED this release, raving about the wine’s "Lemon zest, green apple, quinine and agave on the perfumed nose. Tight, focused and pure, offering intense citrus fruit flavors that pick up deeper melon and honey nuances with aeration.” This is extraordinary quality at today’s price.
Big things come in small packages…
...and in the case of Champagne, artisanal winemaking is changing the very landscape of what’s hot! Genet is now run by Michel’s sons, who produce Champagne in the same facility built by Moet et Chandon in the 1960s and later bought by Michel Genet himself in the late 1970’s! The family farms a precious 17 hectares of estate vineyards. To put this into perspective, 17 hectares is about 26 City blocks…Moet et Chandon owns over 1000 hectares! Amazing. Even more revealing is that Genet only exports 300 cases to the U.S., in total. This is a very special offer.
Shout-out to all the Rock Stars.
LIMESTONE. At the mere mention of this in a vineyard, vignerons lose their minds with excitement. They know that the healthier vines and deeper roots will inevitably produce wines with profound complexity and flat-out cosmic-level freshness and mineral verve
. Winemakers from all over the world hunt day and night for new vineyard plots such as these, whose calcium-rich soils bear fruit for such luminaries as Chateau Beaucastel and Domaine Romanee-Conti and serve up epic wines from Chablis to Sancerre. Most notable of all, however, is Champagne’s limestone soil, and in particular, the Cote des Blancs
, whose six Grand Cru villages boast an unparalleled concentration of Limestone.
Grower Champagne IS Artisanal wine.
Michel Genet grew his own grapes to make today’s wine for you. You like (maybe even love) wine. It’s personal. It’s Genet's family doing it…all of it. This is called a Grower Champagne
, which represents only 3% of the region’s production, compared to the Grandes Marques (e.g., Moet et Chandon, Veuve, etc.), more corporate than family, that bought their grapes from dozens if not hundreds of sources to be marketed to nation(s) of consumers. Grower Champagnes have garnered a rabid following among wine lovers for the wines' profound flavors and stylistically exhilirating tasting experience. Ask any of the top wine merchants, sommeliers, critics and connoisseurs about their experience tasting Grower Champagne against comparably priced Grandes Marques. There is no comparison. This is Artisanal wine.
What does the Top 5% represent?
There are only 17 villages in all of Champagne with the the prestigious Grand Cru designation (5%).
Of that, only a fraction of these producers are Grower Champagnes, making outrageous quality Champagne for the money. When you have a passionate vigneron, making wine from his own grapes whose terroir represents the absolute pinnacle of quality in all of Champagne, you get an extraordinary experience. Today’s offering on Michel Genet’s Blanc de Blancs is your shot at tasting the best at a ridiculous price.
The Holidays are near. Now is the time to stock up on Champagne
This is perfect for those of you starting to think about the family parties, events, gifts (even corporate) and gatherings you’ll be doing over the next 9+ weeks. Call it the quintessential party favor or the most perfect drink
, today’s 90 point rated Grand Cru-level Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay — think Krug Cos du Mesnil or Salon) comes direct to you at a spectacular case price (and an even deeper price when you buy this in quantity This offer is a serious gem in Champagne’s crown, and at today’s price, is a serious deal you’ll absolutely want to jump on.