Beaumet Cu­vée Brut NV -2 $50 ★★★★★

TOP CHAM­PAGNE UN­DER $100

Cuisine - - CHAMPAGNE UNDER $100 -

THIS IS A WON­DER­FULLY fo­cussed style that is alive and com­plex. Aro­mas of white flow­ers lead to flavours of ripe le­mon with a mealy tex­ture and a hint of chalk that gives it edge and vi­brancy. (B)

QUAL­ITY REPAYS LOY­ALTY

Some­times, al­though not as of­ten as we would all like, great wines come with an at­trac­tive price tag. Such is the case with this year’s Top Cham­pagne un­der $100. The Beaumet la­bel may not boast the grand no­to­ri­ety of some of its peers, or the mar­ket­ing bud­get of some of the more vis­i­ble la­bels. How­ever, it does in­vest in qual­ity and it can boast great pedi­gree as it com­fort­ably re­sides within the famed Cham­pagne house Lau­rent-per­rier. Orig­i­nally founded by the Beaumet fam­ily in 1878 in Éper­nay, the house fos­tered a loyal clien­tele par­tic­u­larly amongst restau­ra­teurs in France and Bel­gium. A cen­tury later Beaumet was sold and then sold once more in 2004. Al­though the house has changed hands twice in the last 40 years the tran­si­tion has been pow­er­fully pos­i­tive as its pro­duc­tion now sits un­der the watch­ful eye of the tal­ented Lau­rent Per­rier wine­mak­ing team.

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