bardot champagne
All are “grower” Champagne 
Grower Champagnes or Artisan Champagnes are Champagnes produced by the estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Récoltant-Manipulant is the term in French, and Grower Champagnes can be identified by "RM" on the wine label.[1] While large Champagne houses such as MummMoët et Chandon and Veuve Clicquotmay use grapes from as many as 80 different vineyards in the Champagne region to create a consistent house style, Grower Champagnes tend to be more terroir-focused, sourced from a single vineyard or closely located vineyards around a village, and made with grapes which vary with each vintage.[2] Today there are over 19,000 independent growers in the Champagne region,[citation needed] accounting for nearly 88% of vineyard land in the region; around 5,000 of these growers produce wine from their own grapes.[citation needed] Of the Champagne imported into the US in 2014, only 5% was Grower Champagne.[3]
1. Bernard Gaucher Brut NV 
From Aube
10 g/l residual sugar
100% pinot noir
2. Juiliet-Lallement Champagne Brut NV Grand Cru Rose 
From Verzy and Sillery 
300 Liter wooden barrel
80 Pinot Noir 20 Chardonnay
8 g/l residual sugar
Champagne Juillet-Lallement produces precise wines, showing elegance, minerality and above all a true personality. They reflect the terroir of “La Montagne de Reims” which has a northern exposure, ensuring cool winds preserve great acidity in the wines. The farming philosophies of Juillet-Lallement respect nature and their commitment to sustainable viticulture will help to ensure the house will continue to thrive in the next century.
3. Lancelot Pienne Blanc de Blanc “Instant Present” NV Brut
From Cramant (Grand Cru)
100% Chardonnay
40 + year old vines
30 months on the lees
6 g/l residual sugar
The perfect apéritif wine, fresh, lifted, chalky, and full of white and yellow orchard fruits. This comes from vines averaging 40 years of age growing along the Côte des Blancs as well as from Monthelon and Mancy, two villages south of Epernay in the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay. Aged on its lees for 30 months before disgorgement. This used to be dosed with 7 grams of sugar, but since the release of the 2018 base the dosage has gone to 6 gram
4. Clotilde Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut
From Les Mesnil-Sur-Orge
Made by Jean Michel Turgy

Clotilde is an homage to the first queen of France, is a Blanc de Blanc Cuvee from the Grand Cru vineyards of Michel Turgy in Les Mesnil – Sur – Oger. . The steeple on the label (in the L) is a replica of the church where her relics are held at the Eglise Saint-Leu-Saint Gilles de Paris. This extremely limited release is only available in California and France.

Tasting Notes : The Clotilde Grand Cru Champagne is made by Jean Michel Turgy! Sourced from Le Mesnil Sur Oger, this Blanc de Blanc is a100% Chardonnay bottling produced from a few small parcels in this remarkable appellation. This amazing bubbly expresses all its generosity and grand delicacy with its very harmonious flowery nose, and in the mouth expresses hints of apple and honey with a nice golden color and a very seductive froth.

 
The French Fête is SOLD OUT. We post this Wine Dinner Menu
only to encourage you to watch for MetroWines Wine Dinners Going forward!
This one is Hosted by Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA Catering
and Jean Philippe Bourgeois of JPBourgeois Imports
 
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     Roc Meynard Bordeaux Blanc-

Seafood pot pie-shrimp, scallops, fish, lobster sauce, fennel, pastry crust

 

     Chateau Cantaloup Medoc-

Duck confit salad-winter greens, duck fat croutons, dried cranberries, wine poached pears, cider vinaigrette

 

     Chateau Grand Francaise 2019-

Pork Belly and pulled pork terrine-braised mustard greens, fennel apple chutney

 

     Chateau Pas De L’Ane St. Emilion Grand Cru 2015-

Stuffed steak with mincemeat, sauce belle epoque, whipped truffle potato puree

  

     Chocolate mousse, compressed cherry

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 08:07

Menu for An Italian Wine Dinner on 12-21!

An Italian Dinner in The Parlor of The Asheville Beauty Academy on Wednesday, December 21st, with Zach Eidson, Sommelier, of General Manager of MetroWines and Chef Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia Bar and Bistro.
Monday, 12 December 2022 17:39

NYE Midnight in Paris

NYEavlbeauty
News Release: Monday, December 12th, 2022
About: "Midnight in Paris," New Year's Eve at The Asheville Beauty Academy

Please join MetroWines for "Midnight in Paris" on Saturday, December 31st in The Parlor at The Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway Street.
 
We start the evening at 5pm and celebrate until 8pm with “Midnight" cheers at 6pm. "Because when it's 6pm in Asheville, it's already Midnight in Paris!" And, after dinner, please stay and continue the party with us upstairs in The Parlor or downstairs!
 

The menu includes:
Oysters and Crab Cakes presented by Local Oyster Pop Up, 828 Raw. 
Lobster Newburg and Macaroons by Chef David VanTassel of Sovereign Remedies. And Champagnes from Three Keys Wine Distributors, Julliet - Lallement, Bernard Gaucher, Gilles Lancelot, and Les Mesnil Sur Oger, paired by MetroWines with each course.  
 
The evening is $160 (plus tax). Tickets here: https://www.avlbeautyacademy.com/product-page/nye-champagne-dinner
Please note there is one flight of wide stairs with railings on both sides but there is no elevator.
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