Wine of the Day October 6, 2013

MarionBosserNVN.V. Marion-Bosser, Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Premier Cru Champagne, a Hautvillers Marne, France.
This is a beautifully crafted small production artisan Champagne, made by mother and daughter team, Elodie Bosser and her mother Bernadette run this boutique domaine is located in Hautvillers near Montagne de Reims. Elodie, having worked previously in Chablis, is making small batch Champagne worth searching out, even though these cuvees are going to be tough gets, she only makes a few hundred cases of each, and this wonderful Extra Brut is racy and stylish with an elegant/austere edge. This bright and lemony bubbly is zesty on the palate, though with loads of character and creamy mousse showing lemon, green apple and pear fruits, plus hints of toast, nuts and brioche notes. This sparkler is made of 60% Chardonnay from Grand Cru sites and 40% Pinot Noir making for a structured and lively Champagne of real class, drink now through 2020. I look forward to following this label in the years to come, this is a lovely detailed Champagne and a big kudos to the talented mum and daughter!
($60 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive