n.v. Agrapart & Fils, 7 Crus, Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne A Avize, France.
Agrapart is one of my favorite Champagne houses, always making tasty bubbly at great prices, and this non vintage Blanc de Blancs 7 Crus is a stunner for the price and was one of my New Year’s Eve wines making for a perfect start to the celebrations with wonderful focus and subtle tension. The Agrapart & Fils 7 Crus Blanc de Blancs from A Avize is a pure Chardonnay sparkler with bright flavors, mineral and light toast with zesty citrus throughout and lots of life and charm. This well crafted Champagne is great with food and or just a good party with green apple, pear and lemon with chalk, wet stones, brioche and a hint of hazelnuts.
($40 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive
Avail at www.sfwtc.com ($39.95)