No Fuss, No Flash, Just Great Value Champagne

We’ve tasted a lot of bubbles over the past decade. Here’s what you need to know about Charles Clement Champagne Cuvee Speciale Brut, debuting this week from $34.98:   I have never tasted so much Champagne quality and deliciousness for this little money as you’ll find here.  The Speciale Cuvee, based on vintage 2008, with 40% reserve wines and aged six years on the lees, joins the already wildly popular Charles Clement Cuvee Tradition as the greatest Champagne values you’ll find anywhere.  Mix/match your way to best six-bottle savings and enjoy a glass of bubbly tonight!

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Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV Product #31401 (In Stock)
Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV Charles Clement Champagne Brut Tradition NV

This small cooperative winery in the heart of Champagne has struck gold with this cuvee- and "yellow label gold" at that.  Because the Charles Clement Brut Tradition is the kind of wine that will thrill anyone who loves Champagne's most famous "yellow label" (which is actually orange) bottle.  It's a blend of 50% Pinot Noir for richness, 30% Chardonnay for toasty vibrancy, and 20% Pinot Meunier for depth and body.  

With 30% reserve wines (base wines from previous vintages) and plenty of time on the lees, it's loaded with crowd-pleasing class.  Small, persistent, bubbles lift aromas of brioche, toasted nuts, apple and stone fruit from the glass.  Then, round and generous on the palate with nice creaminess and plenty of apple, pear, hazelnut and toast flavors that flow on nicely through the fine finish.  A very, very, fine Champagne value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $34.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $29.98/ea
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Charles Clement Champagne Cuvee Speciale Brut NV Product #32579 (In Stock)
Charles Clement Champagne Cuvee Speciale Brut NV Charles Clement Champagne Cuvee Speciale Brut NV

A luxury Champagne on every dimension other than price.  The 59 wine growers who make up this Aube-based co-op select their best Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Noir for this high-end bottling.  This year’s release is based on vintage 2008, with 40% of the blend taken from older “reserve” wines, all fermented and aged in tank (no oak).  It was blended and bottled in 2009 and then rested on the fine lees of secondary fermentation for six years before disgorgement and a light dosage.

Aube Champagnes excel in their richness, breadth and depth, and all of that is on display here.  The aromas and flavors are complex, with layers of toast, yellow stone fruit, ripe apple, and yeasty mineral forming the core and subtle accents of red berry, lemon rind, and toasted hazelnut adding complexity.  It’s beautiful in the glass, with the fine bubbles only extended aging can provide, and envelops your  palate with zesty richness before finishing fine, dry and long.  A joy to drink by itself and wildly versatile at table with everything from subtle seafood to grilled steak.  Absurdly high quality for the price.

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
Half Case (6) Price : $39.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $35.99/ea
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