Daniel Ginsburg "Grande Reserve Sous Bois" Brut Champagne (1.5L)

SKU #1118935

This is the exact same wine as the De Meric "Grande Reserve Sous Bois" Brut Champagne, now being sold under the name of the late founder, Daniel Ginsburg. Don't let the low price fool you, we have eliminated all the courtiers, export brokers, import companies and distributor mark-ups to bring this incredible Champagne to you directly! This wine comes to us from a very small, quality-conscious negociant in Ay, in the very center of Champagne. The wine is made of 80% Pinot Noir from Ay, Mareuil-Sur-Ay and Mutigny, 15% Chardonnay from Cramant, Avize and Oger and 5% Meunier from Cumieres. It is vinified half in old oak barrels and half in stainless steel tanks for the perfect balance of rounded richness and zesty refreshment. It is in a big style and has plenty of toasty complexity, but also an elegant, small-beaded texture. If you like Champagne, you should try this one! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/12/2013 | Send Email
I love drinking Champagne from magnum and the Daniel Ginsburg Grande Reserve Sous Bois Brut is at its best in grand format. We kicked off the 2013 K&L staff party with a case of this, and loved it for its complexity; complexity that was arrived at through patience. With eight years of ageing on the lees, it is hard to believe that the retail price is so reasonable. If you love the "English style" of Champagne, with brioche and richness at the forefront, and plenty of Christmas spices on the long finish, you will love this wine. It went exceptionally well with the ham crostini that was being served as an appetizer!

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