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Boston’s Best Holiday Champagne Tasting - Full champagne lists here

December 2, 2019 at the Omni Parker House, but sale prices continue until December 31st
December 2, 2019

 

Boston’s Best Holiday Champagne Tasting

Omni Parker House, Kennedy Room

60 School St, corner of Tremont, Boston

Monday Dec 2

4:30 - 7:30

Reservations order@federalwine.com

 

Champagne Glasses

 

Our 17th annual December Champagne Tasting promises to be the best so far. We will have 65 champagnes and selected sparkling wines from outside the Champagne district. In selecting them from close to 300 tasted, we valued definition and expression over power, and precision over richness. This year, space forced us to exclude other fine ones, which will be on sale on our website. You can taste wines from 6 houses that the Revue du Vin de France rates as the best in France.

        You will find some familiar names here. Some of our favorite grands marques – BollingerRoedererDeutzTaittinger and Pol Roger – are back, the last two featuring their ultra cuvees Comtes de Champagne and Winston Churchill. You will find excellent, small batch champagnes from houses you may be discovering for the first time – Gosset, Philipponat, Delamotte, and Leclerc Briant.

        Estate grown wines exemplify hand craft and will make up roughly half the tasting. We have many wines from champagne's premium areas: Montagne de ReimsCote des BlancsVallee de Marne as well as examples from the newer Cote de Sezanne and Aube. Although Champagne's northern wet climate make the process difficult, we have several fine organic wines.

        Some notable non-champagnes: Of the new crop of English sparkling wines we like Nyetimber, the choice of the royal court. 

        Many of these wines come from vineyards of such high quality that they need little or no added dosage or sweetening to make them drinkable. These drier champagnes are labeled NatureZero Dosage, or Extra Brut.

                                                                            

The Sale: There is a single bottle sale price and a price for six or more of one wine, both good through December 31. If you can’t make it to the tasting, you can order via email.

 

Grand Marques

     The bigger traditional brands. Whether your taste runs to Bollinger's deep richness, Deutz's pretty grace, Roederer's lifted balance, Taittinger's suave smoothness, or Pol Roger's power, one of these will satisfy. WE have a great price on barrel fermented Gosset, and examples of the individualityy of Ruinart, Philipponnat , and Charles Heidsieck

 

                                   Sale price     6 or more     

Sale price 6 or more

Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve 50 43

Billecart Salmon Brut Rose 93 79

Bollinger Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut 69 59

Charles Heidsieck Brut 60 51

Deutz Brut Classic 45 39

Deutz Brut Rose 70 60

Deutz 2014 Brut Millesime 70 60

Louis Roederer Brut Premier 51 44

Louis Roederer 2009 Brut 84 72

Louis Roederer 2011 Blanc de Blanc. 90 77

Louis Roederer 2009 Brut Nature 90 77

Philipponnat Reserve Brut 51 44

Pol Roger Brut Cuvee Reserve 52 45

Pol Roger 2009 Brut 125 107

Pol Roger 2008 Cuvee Winston Churchill 310 264

Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs 99 85

Taittinger Brut La Francaise 54 46

Taittinger 2012 Brut Millesime Grand Cru 97 83

Taittinger 2007 Comtes de Champagne 199 169

 

Small and Craft Negociant

Individuality and character in these smaller production wines. Jacquesson are making some of the finest and richest non-vintage cuvees. Gosset for excellence, breed and power at our reduced prices. Leclerc Briant for power and definition in Pinot Meunier. DumontNicolas Feuillatte, and Moutard are great values

 

                        Sale price     6 or more     

Dumont Brut 34 29

Dumont Brut Rose 40 34

Dumont Brut magnum 85 73

Delamotte Brut 65 56

Delamotte 2008 Blanc de Blancs 110 94

Drappier Brut Carte d'Or 50 43

Gosset Grand Reserve 51 43

Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs 90 77

Leclerc Briant Brut Rose 80 68

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut 35 30

Moutard Brut Blanc de Noirs 35 30

Ployez Jacquemart Extra Brut Rose 60 51

Ployez Jacquemart Extra Brut Passion 60 51

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Estate

Cote de Blancs & Cote de Sezanne

Chardonnay is king here. The wines show great definition in individual styles, and stood out in our tastings for elegance, directness, or power. Le Mesnil delivers a lot of value for the money from one of the Cote's best communes.,  the breadth in Grongnet, depth in Larmandier Bernier. es

 

                                    Sale price     6 or more     

Jose Dhondt Blanc de Blancs Brut 46 40

Larmandier Bernier Longitude Extra Brut 65 56

Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 43 37

Le Mesnil 2012 Sublime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 50 43

Varnier-Fannière Grand Cru Brut 69 59

Grongnet Blanc de Blancs 51 44

 

Montagne de Reims & Massif St. Thierry

More Pinot Noir here. Marguet is organic and biodynamic. LaBruyere is our exclusive highly rated new estate. Fine wine and fine value from Nicolas Maillart. Rich , oak aged Vilmart. Egly Ouriet is a classic.

 

                                    Sale price     6 or more     

Bourdaire Gallois Brut Non Dose 40 34

A. Margaine Traditionelle Brut 55 47

Aubry Fils Brut 1er Cru 45 39

Camille Saves Carte Blanche 45 39

JM Labruyere Prologue Extra Brut 50 42

Marguet Shaman Grand Cru Blanc 2015 74 63

Marguet Shaman Rose 2015 74 63

Nicolas Maillart Platine 1er Cru Extra Brut 36 31

Nicolas Maillart Brut Rose 54 46

Nicolas Maillart 2012 Brut 70 60

Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier Brut 84 72

 

Vallee de La Marne

More Pinot Meunier here - Excellent finely delineated wines. Mousse’s 

 

                                    Sale price     6 or more     

Bedel Origin' elle Brut 60 51

Geoffroy Rose de Saignee 74 63

Jose Michel 2012 Special Club 75 64

Marc Hébrart Blanc de Blancs Brut 59 51

Marc Hébrart Selection Brut 59 51

Moussé L'Or d'Eugene Perpetuelle Bl. de Noirs Brut 56 48

 

The Aube

We taste rounder fruitier wines from this up-and-coming Champagne area. Mignon makes an elegantly delineated fine wineGerbais was one of our most popular wines last year

 

                                   Sale price     6 or more     

Gerbais Grains de Celles Rose Extra Brut 50 43

Mignon Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature 53 46

 

Other

An excellent sparkling wine from England, a pair from a fine winery in the south of France, and a Cremant from the Cotes due Jura that gives champagne a run for its money, and a fine Spanish non-cava

 

                                   Sale price     6 or more     

Claude Joly Cotes du Jura Cremant 25.99 23

Nyetimber Brut Classic 55 47

J Laurens Brut Rose No 7 22.99 19.5

J Laurens Cremant de Limoux Clos de Demoiselles 24.99 22

J Laurens Magnums 50 43

Raventos L'Hereu 23 20

 

We hope to see you, but If you can’t make it to the tasting you can still take advantage of the special December prices.

 

 

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