Champagne Pierre Péters Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Maggie recommends Champagne Pierre Péters Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Grower Champagne is where it’s at in the Bubbles category and Champagne Pierre Péters is at the top. Typically, small growers would sell their grapes to Champagne Houses, who would in turn, finesse the grapes by blending Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay and a few other lesser known grapes. Champagne Houses are really good at this, think Roederer and Mumms. Some Growers are changing the industry and have started to not sell the grapes and make their own Champagne. A single vineyard or single village Champagne, so to speak. The land is cultivated year round and grapes are harvested on site. This type of precision creates, I would argue, the best Champagne available on the market. One sip of a Grower Champagne and you will be teleported to Champagne, France!
Champagne Pierre Péters estate has been doing this for quite some time. They are located just a few miles south of Epernay where the soil is rich with chalk, ideal for grape growing. This family house has been passionately producing Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagnes for six generations. Their respect for terroir, sustainable farming methods and a craft to adapt cultivation methods create Champagnes that express the subtlety, elegance and richness of the region. Terroir in a glass.
100% Grand Cru Chardonnay with added reserve wine – pretty cool that they can do this as it adds some serious depth and complexity. Floral notes with great white flower fruits flavors of pear and lemons with a hint of salinity on the finish. Really good stuff.
Go on, just open a bag of potato chips, add a piece of smoked salmon and a dollop of sour cream with chopped chives, sip Champagne Pierre Péters and check out some hotel reviews https://bowthewow.com/stay/ for your next trip! For a more elegant dish check out Saveur’s Blanquette de Veau @ https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/classic-veal-cream-sauce/