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Swirl Champagne Series (v2.0): Vallèe de la Marne

  • Swirl Sensational Wines 3143 Ponce De Leon Street New Orleans, LA, 70119 United States (map)

An unassuming yet crucial part of Champagne, this is where the unheralded Pinot Meunier flourishes.  The varied landscape and soil types provide a very broad array of flavors and styles.  Though largely removed from the Grand Cru villages of the Cotes des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, the wines are nonetheless delicious and well-made.  It isn’t all Pinot Meunier, however - Chardonnay and Pinot Noir certainly appear, though show different sides in this region.  You’ve been drinking wine comprised in part from this region most any time you’ve opened a bottle from a larger producer.  This tasting will let you separate these wines out and appreciate the role they play in the classic blends of champagne.