With a base wine that is a minimum of four years old, Cachet Or would be a reserve wine at most Champagne houses. But J. Lassalle isn’t any Champagne house. This is their entry-level and most affordable Champagne. Hand-riddled in the family cellars underneath their winery in the picturesque village of Chigny-les-Roses on the Montagne de Reims, Cachet Or is a rich, luxurious bubbly built around the charming workhorse grape of these hills, Pinot Meunier. We have partnered with Lassalle to bring this Champagne to the US at a price that ensures it can be enjoyed as widely as possible. À votre santé!
|Blend:||1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir|
|Winemaker:||Chantal Decelle-Lassalle and Angéline Templier|
|Vineyard:||50 years average|
Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch