Solemme, Terre de Solemme Premier Cru Champagne Brut, France
Tasting Note: A flinty, Meunier-led Champagne filled with lemon-citrus peel and golden fruit.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of brioche, golden apple, pear, lemon zest and bread dough.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied Champagne has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a lemon-citrus-infused, medium-plus finish.
A tart-fruit character runs throughout the wine and refreshes the palate.
Bottle Note: Pinot Meunier: 55%. Pinot Noir: 25%. Chardonnay: 20%. Blend: 75% Vintage 2014. Reserve Wine: 25%. Disgorged: 2/2018. Dosage: 5 g/l.
Price: $41 (I paid $34)
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: June 20, 2021