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Montaudon Brut Champagne NV

Montaudon Brut

Pale straw yellow in color with a very fine mousse, this Champagne from the sub-region on Montagne de Reims delivers floral, citrus and peach aromas and flavors. This fairly full-bodied wine has a nice touch of toasted brioche on the finish, which persists long enough to easily keep up with the earthy truffle flavors in Greg’s french fries. Quite dry with vibrant acidity, I like the way it cuts through the fatty texture of prosciutto, while the bubbles play off the crispiness of the fries. Is there a better way to start a party than with Champagne?

Champagne is a region of “threes.” There are three primary grape varietals allowed to be used in the production of Champagne: Chardonnay; Pinot Noir; and Pinot Meunier. There are also three major sub-regions of the Champagne region.  The Chardonnay grape dominates the highly revered Cotes de Blancs sub-region, Montagne de Reims is planted with a high proportion of Pinot Noir, and the Vallee de Marne is planted with mostly Pinot Meunier.  Finally, the Echelle de Crus system is a three-tier classification of vineyard quality (similar to Burgundy), with Grand Cru, Premier Cru, and A.O.C. Champagne, from highest to lowest. GRANT

Pairs With Small Plates Menu: Bottega’s Prosciutto-Wrapped Truffle Fries

Price $28

Also pairs well with appetizers, Asian food, egg dishes, fried food, lobster, oysters, popcorn, salmon, and sushi.

  • Category Sparkling Wine
  • Varietal Blend
  • Region Champagne France