Daniel Ginsburg "Grande Reserve Sous Bois" Brut Champagne

SKU #1082011

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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Price: $34.99

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By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/2/2014  | Send Email
In any given week here at K&L, we taste dozens, sometimes hundreds of wines, and we try to do so in a comprehensive, consistent, and competent manner. However, just like our customers we are wine consumers as well, and sometimes, in the privacy and comfort of our own homes, professional detachment goes out the window. I was fortunate to enjoy the other night a bottle of the Daniel Ginsburg "Grande Reserve Sous Bois" Brut Champagne. My immediate reaction upon tasting it was “Wow! That is a manly goddamn Champagne!” I don’t know whether it is the high proportion of Pinot Noir, the partial barrel aging, the extended time on the lees, or some combination of all three, but this is a bruiser of a wine -– dense, powerful, broad shouldered –- and yet it manages to combine incredible richness with remarkable focus and clarity. Absolutely delicious, and a terrific value.

By: Jim Boyce |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/9/2014  | Send Email
Impeccable balance is the key to this Champagne. Somehow, amidst the rich and toasty qualities, the wine stays so fresh and vibrant and finishes completely dry. Another amazing Champagne from Daniel Ginsburg!

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/4/2014  | Send Email
Big & rich of the palate, yeasty and toasty, a full-bodied Champagne that finishes dry, but has great length.

By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/3/2014  | Send Email
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This champagne is so rich and delicious! I opened a bottle amongst friends towards the end of our silly indulgent crab dinner on New Years in which I boiled the crabs and then just dunked them into two and a half pounds of garlic butter to be plucked out, their sweet meat dripping with the flavored goodness. By the end of the night the stemware was coated in greasy fingerprints, and the labels were stained with evidence of our lack of utensils.

By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/12/2013  | Send Email
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!

By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/29/2012  | Send Email
I just have to salute Gary Westby and thank him for acquiring such phenomenal champagnes like this one at such inexpensive prices.wow wow wow

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/6/2012  | Send Email
This wine is a treat for all Champagne drinkers. As I began my writing my tasting notes, I was struck by the balance between richness and uplifting freshness. The nose is mixed between a toasty rich notes and a wonderful zippy citrus quality that came together in a very nice balance. On the palate, core fruit, pear, ripe green apple, and a lovely mouth feel greet you on the first sip. The texture of this wine is full, but without taking away from the freshness. A lovely bead along with a very crisp and clean finish leaves a very cheery and delicious impression. As I finished my notes and got down to the business of enjoying a glass with friends, this wine integrated itself to the evening quite well. It is the perfect accompaniment to a night of company because it has both broad appeal, rich and just plain delicious, as well as enough intrigue and depth to keep more experienced Champagne drinkers more than happy.

 By: Mike McCarty |  Review Date: 3/3/2013 
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This is rich and full fruited with plenty of toasty yeastiness. Made in a style I love becase it also finishes nice and crisp. It is worth twice the price!

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12