Godme Sabine Extra Brut 'Terre de Verzenay' Grand Cru Champagne NV
Grand Cru Champagne Under $60
94 Point Grand Cru Champagne
Craig Baker Selection
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About the Wine
The Champagne house of Godmé was established in 1930 by Michèle and Bertrand Godmé. Sabine and her brother Hugues divided the 11-hectare estate in equal parts. Today Sabine Godmé and her husband Jean Marie Guillaume represent the 4th generation. All the viticulture here is sustainable and on average 30% of the primary fermentation is done in barrel. The estate is located in the heart of Montagne de Reims, specifically in the Grand Cru village of Verzenay. They also own vineyards in the Grand Cru village Beaumont-sur-Vesle and Verzy as well as the Premier Cru villages of Villers-Marmery and Montbré. These are Champagnes that allow the nuance of the Grand Cru and Premier Cru terroir to really be the focus and are not over manipulated.
60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay from the oldest Verzenay vineyard (planted in 1946); dosage of only 3gr/l ; 40% reserve wine; 80% primary fermentation in barrel; 3 years minimum aging on the lees; 600BTL production. This Cuvee could be called extra Brut with only 3gr/l dosage
Tasting Notes: The nose is extremely toasty in the nose; lots of tart cranberry and apple skin flavors; laser-focused loaded with chalky mineral, very dry and crisp through the finish.
Disgorging date: September 2018
Assemblage base year: 60% 2015 - 40% 2014-2013-2012
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Definitely dry, this Champagne is crisp, nervy, textured, and needing further bottle age. The wine has enormous potential richness from the intensity and structure of the grand cru fruit of Verzenay. Drink from 2021. ~94 Wine Enthusiast
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