Champagne Bar Events
Enjoy great champagnes from atypical winemakers in April at the Dokhan's Bar
This month, we have the honor and privilege of introducing several famous names of Champagne. Following our most recent Champagne vineyards from the previous month, we have chosen to present wine growers who are well-known and recognized throughout the world for their unique winemaking styles and working methods. What do they have in common? They all produce small quantities of bottles that are packed with high quality flavors that are sure to satisfy.
Rediscover Pascal Agrapart, a winemaker in the town of Avize, village classified Grand Cru. Their racy, digestable champagne wines have a subtle blend of power and finesse. His selection includes Terroirs (extra-brut with very little added sugar), Mineral (which bears its name well with lots of freshness and salinity on the 2008 vintage) or, finally, the Venus (brut nature in 2008, only one year and one parcel. Plowed by a famous horse who shares a name with the vintage).
Domain Georges Laval
You will also be offered some champagne from Domain Georges Laval, which has been perfecting the champagne from thier organic viticulture since 1971. Georges Laval is a family estate with only 9,000 bottles produced on 2.5 hectares. Vincent took over the domain in 1996 and he favors manual labor and biological treatments.
We visited the vineyards to gain an understanding of his work and the quality of the soil. It's impressive - even the land has a different flavor than its neighbors. They are living with lots of sparkling scents, franchise and tension which really represents the image of this great winemaker of Champagne.
And finally, Cédric Bouchard, renowned winemaker in the region of the Dawn, south of Champagne, leads a young house called "Roses de Jeanne", created in 2000. They work on small plots with a single grape variety. This winemaker produces Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and even a vintage Pinot Blanc! They really have a powerful style that's all their own and creates wine that's sure to please the senses.
From their selection, we plan to serve the cuvée "Inflorescence". This beautiful Blanc de Noirs has been kept in the cellar for 5 years. It features a light toasted tobacco aroma and a candied finish. His vintage champagnes will be served in this month's exceptional tasting, where guests can expect lots of surprises.