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As the regular champagnebar guest is often frequenting us we change the house Champagne every fortnight. These weeks we focus a little more on this producer. For example, we serve the current cuvée préstige per glass during those weeks. It represented the most famous and influential Champagne houses and the most publicized growers.

2007 HATT et SÖNER ‘GRANDE CUVÉE BRUT’ magnum [100CH]

Bergères-les-Vertus | Champagne | France | Swedish importer: JM Dryckeshandel | SBnr 7696 SBprice 379 sek

TASTING NOTE ‘Grande Cuvée Brut is made from 100% chardonnay from the four southernmost villages of the Côte des Blancs, but especially from Vertus and Bergeres. Only the first pressing. No malolactic fermentation completed, six years on the leece and 6 grams of sugar per liter. Good clean chardonnay character with a certain green apple peel tone that will be rounded towards honey over time.’ RJpoints 74(79)

RJ ON HATT et SÖNER The Champagne brand Francois Vallois is being phased out and will make way for Hatt et Söner. The company SARL Francois Vallois in France has changed its name and now have two names during the decommissioning: Comte de Vallois, Hatt et Söner and will switch to only Hatt et Söner when Francois Vallois is completely phased out. The grapes origins mainly from Bergeres-les-Vertus and Vertus (both 95%), but they also purchases from Oger and Le Mesnil-sûr-Oger which are near by and are 100% grand cru villages. For wine production they use the cooperative in Vertus, but are currently building up their own production capacity. When completed they intend to become a full Négociant Manipulant, ie obtaining domain status.

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