I’m a Grower, not a Show-er: Edition 9

$300.00 excl. GST

This cheeky sparkling wine pack puts the spotlight on a medley of Champagnes from small producers of the region, promising to surprise and delight.

  • Pierre Baillette Le Village | 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier
  • Benoît Déhu Initiation | Blanc de Noirs (78% Meunier, 22% Pinot Noir)
  • Dhondt-Grellet Terres Fines | Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay)
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Pierre Baillette Le Village

What — 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

A medley of fresh citrus, orchard fruits and brioche, with an inviting nose through to a long-lasting palate.

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Périne Baillette leads her family domaine and is demonstrating an incredible understanding of the terroirs she works with. Based in the lesser-known village of Trois Puits, Périne’s fastidious work is drawing attention from a multitude of Champagne lovers and is quickly earning her recognition as a leading producer of Trois Puits. The vines have been pesticide-free for over a decade now; even the earth is worked by a pair of horses from her husband, Alexandre Chartogne of Chartogne-Taillet. 

Le Village is the Baillette’s emblematic expression of Trois Puits, with a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. 40% reserve wines are used in the NV blend to add richness and depth, with 30% usage of barrels for primary fermentation before bottling. Dosage is kept low at 4.5g/L. 

The wines Périne produces are quickly becoming a favourite among Champagne aficionados. Périne Baillette truly belongs to a new wave of rising young producers, well-worth checking out.

 

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Benoît Déhu Initiation

What — Blanc de Noirs (78% Meunier, 22% Pinot Noir)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Wild flowers and ripe jubey fruits come forth from the glass, with an earthy minerality running through the palate.

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Benoît Déhu represents the 8th generation of Déhu Pere & Fils, having returned from working at Champagne Bollinger. On top of carrying on the family domaine, Benoît also established Champagne Benoît Déhu—focusing on a single parcel of 1.7 hectares, La Rue de Noyers. Here, he works the vineyards biodynamically, utilising horses and an emphasis on regenerative practices. In the cellar, primary fermentation occurs in oak with natural yeast, where it stays for 10 months before bottling; followed by around 20 months of aging on lees before disgorgement. 

Initiation is a blend of 78% Meunier and 22% Pinot Noir from specific parcels within La Rue de Noyers. With zero dosage, a vibrant acidity cuts through the incredible depth and intensity of fruit. The quality of Initiation continues to soar with each year’s release—V17 arguably the strongest expression to date, despite the challenging conditions of 2017 in Champagne.

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Dhondt-Grellet Les Terres Fines

What — Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Lemon confit, a bouquet of wild flowers, toasted almonds and fresh brioche over a defined salinity on the palate.

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Adrien Dhondt represents the second generation of Dhondt-Grellet, which was started by his parents in 1986. In the short span of a few years, the quality of his work at the Domaine has become immediately recognisable—he has certainly become one to watch, especially amongst the current generation of Champenois. Even without seeking certification, Dhondt ensures that both organic and biodynamic practices are used within the vineyards. 

Les Terres Fines is 100% Chardonnay from a single parcel of the same name, in the village of Cuis, from vines with an average age of more than 45 years. The wine has a base of 70% from 2016 and is also mixed with a perpetual reserve of wines from the parcel, dating way back to 1986, for the remaining 30%. The balance between the base and reserve wines underlines the nuances of the site and gives a true insight to the lieu-dit. Dosage is kept low at 1.5 grams per litre, helping to further exemplify the terroir. 

Adrien Dhondt is a star in the making—and is already producing incredibly detailed wines.

 

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Description

From a hand-picked selection of small producers of the region, this sparkling wine pack is a cheeky one—for good reason. Set aside major houses (like the Grandes Marques of Moët and Veuve) for a moment and let these bubbles enlighten your palate. It promises to only grow on you with each luscious sip and you might find that after all, bigger isn’t always better.

This pack is a rotating selection that highlights the excitement and diversity within Champagne.

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Pierre Baillette Le Village

What — 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

A medley of fresh citrus, orchard fruits and brioche, with an inviting nose through to a long-lasting palate.

+ Read More

Périne Baillette leads her family domaine and is demonstrating an incredible understanding of the terroirs she works with. Based in the lesser-known village of Trois Puits, Périne’s fastidious work is drawing attention from a multitude of Champagne lovers and is quickly earning her recognition as a leading producer of Trois Puits. The vines have been pesticide-free for over a decade now; even the earth is worked by a pair of horses from her husband, Alexandre Chartogne of Chartogne-Taillet. 

Le Village is the Baillette’s emblematic expression of Trois Puits, with a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. 40% reserve wines are used in the NV blend to add richness and depth, with 30% usage of barrels for primary fermentation before bottling. Dosage is kept low at 4.5g/L. 

The wines Périne produces are quickly becoming a favourite among Champagne aficionados. Périne Baillette truly belongs to a new wave of rising young producers, well-worth checking out.

 

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Benoît Déhu Initiation

What — Blanc de Noirs (78% Meunier, 22% Pinot Noir)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Wild flowers and ripe jubey fruits come forth from the glass, with an earthy minerality running through the palate.

+ Read More

Benoît Déhu represents the 8th generation of Déhu Pere & Fils, having returned from working at Champagne Bollinger. On top of carrying on the family domaine, Benoît also established Champagne Benoît Déhu—focusing on a single parcel of 1.7 hectares, La Rue de Noyers. Here, he works the vineyards biodynamically, utilising horses and an emphasis on regenerative practices. In the cellar, primary fermentation occurs in oak with natural yeast, where it stays for 10 months before bottling; followed by around 20 months of aging on lees before disgorgement. 

Initiation is a blend of 78% Meunier and 22% Pinot Noir from specific parcels within La Rue de Noyers. With zero dosage, a vibrant acidity cuts through the incredible depth and intensity of fruit. The quality of Initiation continues to soar with each year’s release—V17 arguably the strongest expression to date, despite the challenging conditions of 2017 in Champagne.

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Dhondt-Grellet Les Terres Fines

What — Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Lemon confit, a bouquet of wild flowers, toasted almonds and fresh brioche over a defined salinity on the palate.

+ Read More

Adrien Dhondt represents the second generation of Dhondt-Grellet, which was started by his parents in 1986. In the short span of a few years, the quality of his work at the Domaine has become immediately recognisable—he has certainly become one to watch, especially amongst the current generation of Champenois. Even without seeking certification, Dhondt ensures that both organic and biodynamic practices are used within the vineyards. 

Les Terres Fines is 100% Chardonnay from a single parcel of the same name, in the village of Cuis, from vines with an average age of more than 45 years. The wine has a base of 70% from 2016 and is also mixed with a perpetual reserve of wines from the parcel, dating way back to 1986, for the remaining 30%. The balance between the base and reserve wines underlines the nuances of the site and gives a true insight to the lieu-dit. Dosage is kept low at 1.5 grams per litre, helping to further exemplify the terroir. 

Adrien Dhondt is a star in the making—and is already producing incredibly detailed wines.

 

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