October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Is there such a thing as all-purpose Champagne? It sounds redundant, as Champagne needs no purpose, but if we had to pick one, it would be Lassalle’s Cachet Or. Priced beneath its peers, it delivers the mouthwatering acidity required for a crisp apéritif, while the generous, creamy mouthfeel—lifted by a fine and persistent bead—is sufficiently ample for any number of refined (or less refined) culinary associations. No need for caviar, oysters, suits, and cocktail dresses; open a bottle for the simple sake of pleasure. There is much of that to be found here.—Anthony Lynch
|Blend:||1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir|
|Winemaker:||Chantal Decelle-Lassalle and Angéline Templier|
|Vineyard:||50 years average|
Jules Lassalle established this family-owned Champagne house in 1942 in the village of Chigny-Les-Roses on the Montagne de Reims. A master of his craft, he established a signature style of elegant, tightly knit wines with a certain ampleur. When he passed away in 1982 his wife, Olga, and their daughter, Chantal, took over the estate, upholding Jules’ high standards and progressively pushing the domaine to the next level. In 2006 Chantal’s daughter, Angéline Templier, joined the estate as winemaker. These tough, hardworking women continue to follow vinification methods established by Jules in the forties. Their 28-year tradition of “une femme, un esprit, un style” (one woman, one spirit, one style) holds true today more than ever.
We only import wine we drink and enjoy ourselves, directly from the source.
Our wine tastes the same in your home as it did where it was bottled in Europe.
Like the long-term relationships we build with growers, we build long-term relationships with our clients. Have a question? Need wine advice? Just gives us a call—510-524-1524.