Seller: grower_champagne (158) 100%, Location: Victoria, Ships to: AU, Item: 151966491564 Brand: Imported French Champagne, Volume: 750mL, Quantity: 1 Case (6 Bottles Various), Grape Variety: Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay, Country: France, Details: Our MissionPersonally source the best value undiscovered cuvees to come out of the Champagne vineyards of France.No ordinary Bottle-O: At David Donald Champagnes we stock many unique & exclusive champagnes you simply won't find anywhere else.Deliver that something special to your door step anywhere in Australia. Know Your ChampagneThe Champagne region is one of the most exciting today, with a bevy of small producers creating flavours giving a greater expression of style and place.A prime focus - and a personal passion - are the members of an elite group of grower-producers known as the 'Club Trésors de Champagne' or 'Special Club', which was founded in 1971. Currently consisting of 28 producers, all member wines undergo a rigorous selection before release and are the pinnacle of what they can produce.To become a 'Special Club' release requires the absolute best and is a guarantee of excellence. There are good Champagnes... There are great Champagnes... And then there is the Special Club. Find out more here Product Details “The two great exceptions that prove the rule about the maturing potential of Pinot Meunier are Krug and José Michel.” – Richard Juhlin, 2000 ChampagnesJosé Michel has achieved cult-like status as the ‘King of Pinot Meunier’. This family estate began in 1847 and remains under the direction of fourth generation, José Michel. Located just 7km south-west of Epernay in the little village of Moussy, José has 10 hectares of vines spread across Moussy, Pierry, Brugny, Brasles and St Agnan.Moussy is perfect for Pinot Meunier and a little Pinot Noir whilst Pierry provides lovely minerality and flintiness for Pinot Meunier and some Chardonnay. Moussy and Pierry are just over the hill from the Côte des Blancs and have some nice minerality and purity in common. Pinot Meunier accounts for 50%, Chardonnay 40% and Pinot Noir 10%. Soils are limestone and marly clay. Michel’s wines are full and ample with great fruit character contributed by the Meunier. The average age of the vines is 30 years but some parcels reaching an impressive 50 years.As the quality of the grapes is the most important and precious factor in the production of any fine wine. José Michel employ sustainable viticultural practices such as reasoned inputs, limitation of yields, and planting of cover crops between rows. Their cultivation methods incorporate the latest advances in vineyard management for better protection of the environment.José is the recognised guru of Pinot Meunier production and has many old cuvées to prove it, but oddly he stopped producing a pure Meunier cuvée in the 1970s. Only until recently has he started to re-produce a pure Meunier cuvée. Pinot Meunier is the much maligned variety in the holy trilogy, partly because it cannot be labelled Grand Cru even if planted in a designated area. As it is a much hardier variety than Chardonnay or Pinot Noir it is often haphazardly planted in poor soils and frost-prone areas. However, when Pinot Meunier is planted in prestigious vineyard locations with sympathetic terroir and careful control of yields along with old vines… Something very special happens.José Michel is one of the few estates in France to be certified by the Agriculture Ministry as Exploitation Viticole de Haute Valeur Environnementale, a term which identifies a maison that is committed to adopting initiatives that have a profound respect for the environment and the protection of biodiversity. Champagne José Michel et Fils14 Rue Prélot, 51530 MoussyTel: +33 9 67 10 04 69DescriptionCan't decide? Why not treat yourself to 6 of the finest from José Michel Champagnes...What David has to say...José Michel is known as the King of Pinot Meunier, and I was quite chuffed to meet the man himself when I visited this humble but excellent estate. For more than 60 years José has been overseeing production but hasn’t had an Australian distributor for a few years. My expectations of the range were completely blown away – I’ve always liked the wines but something has happened in my absence. They have reached new heights that have entirely changed my perceptions. These are great champagnes that well and truly punch above their weight, yet are very reasonably priced (that would put many other producers to shame). I’m unaware who or what is the cause of this impressive transition in quality, but it will be my goal to find out in the coming year. Bravo!Brut Tradition NV A fresh, clean, aperitif-style champagne. It is a blend of 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay displaying hints of citrus, apple and white floral notes, making it the perfect starter for any occasion!Pinot Meunier NV The village of Moussy is considered one of the premium sites for Meunier, and José Michel its leading proponent. This rare example of 100% Meunier showcases the variety in its purest state; fresh with exotic fruits, citrus and spice notes. A benchmark example.Brut Rose NV Its vibrant pink-red colour is due to the maceration method and the blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier. Showing bright, generous red fruit characters, this is the perfect summer partner. Possessing a generous mouthfeel of raspberries, red fruits and spice, it’s a Rosé that will appeal to all.Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2006 José Michel’s Blanc de Blancs is only produced in the best vintages and sourced from their finest plots. The nose shows notes of peach, apricot and citrus while the palate is complex, layered and long. It is elegant and refined, reflecting the quality of the vintage.Millesime Grand Vintage 2006 This cuvée has been partly aged in oak casks, which has given structure and depth to the wine. A blend of 35% Chardonnay and 65% Pinot Meunier. it delivers baked brioche notes on the nose, while the palate is full with layers of hazelnuts, grilled almonds, white floral notes and a long, toasty finish.Special Club 2006 This prestige cuvée is a blend of 50% Meunier and 50% Chardonnay from José Michel’s oldest vines which vary in age between 45 to 70 years old. Partially aged in oak casks, the wine shows floral, hazelnut and grilled almond aromas. The palate is rich and full, with fresh baked bread, cashew, and exotic fruit notes. Elegant, complex and very, very fine – this is a great and worthy Special Club release.$420 normally – Special 6-pack offer – Just $335Additional InformationVintageVariousRegionChampagneAlcohol Vol12 - 14%Volume750mLCase Size6 Bottles PaymentIf paying by bank deposit, please leave your ebay username in the description so that your payment may be readily identified. 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