Bang for Buck: 2012 Jean Francois Merieau “J’ose Les Fines Bulles”

From Touraine comes a classy ‘méthode traditionelle’ sparkling that presents poise, intrigue and sheer enjoyability. Equal parts of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay complete the blend, and, overall, it provides a dry and savoury experience made up of lemon pith, crunchy stone fruit, chalk and doughy biscuit. This will easily appease many a Champagne drinker with its developed complexity (two years on lees; one year in bottle) and fine texture.

Joséphine (Touraine), $42
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Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior