Cheating a little calling this bubbly by J. Laurens a champagne, though it’s made exactly the same way in a different region of France, so why not? Where you going to find handmade small grower champagne at this price ($17)? In the mouth we taste a hit of citrus, apple and a touch of toasty yeast. This little baby goes with everything on the table, even pizza. Need a little buoyancy in your day or dinner party? This is it.
Call ahead to your wine store and tell them the distributor of J. Laurens from France is Winebow. A good store will have the distributor deliver it to the store within 24 hours. Winebow assures us there’s plenty in stock at the warehouse. Buy a case now for the coming holiday season?
– Faith Middleton