Laurent Bénard - La Clé des Sept Arpents Champagne 2014Avant Garde
Michelle and Laurent, husband and wife, are true masters of their craft whose vineyards are located in the Premier Cru village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ alongside some of the heaviest-hitters in the Champagne world. This is a Grower Champagne, which means it’s produced by the same people who grow the grapes (a surprisingly rare thing in Champagne).
Brioche, lemon custard, Asian pear, toasted cashew, white flowers, and chalky limestone are all found in this elegant set of crisp, dry bubbles. An unforgettable bottle that you can drink now or cellar for 5-10 years.
Type: Sparkling White
Producer: Laurent Bénard
Varietal: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Region: Vallée de la Marne, Champagne