Last Friday's tasting was just plain awful we tried 19 bottles and passed one.
The good news is the passer was a bottle of Champagne, Ruelle Pertois Premier Cru Blanc De Blancs.. We have been big fans of this bubbly for quite some time now and have been eagerly anticipating its return. We're just happy that this current blend is just as good as the previous bottles. Made with pure Chardonnay and is made mostly with the 2000 and 2001 vintages. Citrus, brioche and hazelnuts on the nose. Creamy and toasty brioche flavors, the mousse is very pretty.
This is a small, family run champagne producer located in the town of Moussy. Their various vineyard parcels total just under 15 acres, from which just over 4,000 cases of champagne are made a year.
Their Côtes de Blancs vineyards (comprising 50% of their holdings) are located in Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry, all considered 100% Grand Cru for Chardonnay. The other 50% of their vineyards are located in the Cote d'Epernay villages of Moussy, Pierry and Vinay. All three champagne varietals (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay) are planted there, with the majority being Pinot Meunier.