Champagne Corbon 'Les Bacchantes', Avize, Grand Cru, Champagne, France 2010
Vintage Grand Cru Champagne for $71!! This wine is freakin' delicious & worth every penny. It is textural and lengthly, exhibiting the perfect toasty savory notes one is looking for a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs.
The Corbon family farms around 6 hectares of vines, most of which lie in the Vallée de la Marne, but two hectares are in Avize. Agnès, Claude Corbon's daughter, is now running the property after many years working by her father's side. There is a cute story behind the name of this wine: Agnès made the first Corbon Champagne ever to be barrel aged as her father implemented aging in cement & stainless; when it came time to bottle the new cuvée, Claude had grown a mustache in support of the Mowvember charity drive. Partly to honor him (and certainly to tease him a bit) she named the new wine 'Les Bacchantes'. This is a serious bottle of bubbles with more life in front of it.
Disgorged July 2021
Pairing: Fried Chicken, Caviar snacks