Grand Cru Champagne: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
From the village of Verzenay within the department of Montagne de Reims. Located mid slope, between two prominent hills, one marked with a Moulin a Vent (wind mill) and the other with a lighthouse of all things! A tourist attraction built in 1909 by Joseph and Goulot and not built to keep ships from running ashore on the very inland region of Champagne! The windmill is named 'Le Phare de verzenay', there is a link below if you would like to watch some footage of the lighthouse/town. https://youtu.be/AViixDbOPas
The vineyards are predominately Pinot Noir however it is not exclusive. The vineyards are south facing with both east and west aspects as the vineyards fold around the two hills that book end either end of the slope of Verzenay.
Jean-Paul of JP Morel truly loves the village and in turn, produces Champagne that truly reflects the terroir.
We would like to stress, this is not cheap Champagne, this is a special, Grower Champagne that we have made affordable at an everyday price to introduce you to the wines that we select on our travels.
If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach myself, Jono, through the below contact details:
0427 643 674
Below is my tasting note of this particular Champagne.
A nose of red apple, cinnamon, preserved lemon, fresh croissant and brioche. A nuance of toffee-apple balanced with taut salinity lifts in the glass as it is exposed to oxygen. The same character of red toffee-apple, preserved lemon and sea spray drives through the palate with a powerfully round, yet fresh structure and persistence.