The Place: The Louis Sacy winery and vineyards in Verzy in the Montagne de Reims in Champagne
The Story: A small but growing Champagne house spanning three generations (grandfather Andre Sacy, father Alain Sacy, and daughter Yael and son Jonathan Sacy) making high quality yet value-priced wines from grapes they grow or purchase (no purchased wines). Their Brut Grand Cru is maybe the best value in a grand cru wine from all of Champagne.
LOUIS SACY Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, NV ($33.89)
A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay all from Sacy’s vineyards in Verzy fermented using Methode Champenoise. 10% reserve wines, aged three years on the yeasts (”en tirage”). Straw color and fully sparkling; dry, medium-bodied with fresh acidity and scant phenolics. Lovely toast, fruit, mineral nose offering yeasty depth under notes of citrus and hints of red fruits with a clean mineral focus. Pure but with richness both from the reserve wines and the time en tirage and depth from the grand cru quality of the vineyards. As you would expect from grand cru vineyards, there is depth and dimension here. Delicious BearScore: 93.