“Hold the Bubbles” for some Still Wines from Champagne

Bollinger_Washington Examiner_9.29.22


Hold the Foam! The Washington Examiner details two historian’s takes on Still Champagne, namely Former President Thomas Jefferson and Scientist Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Thudichum. Fast forward 200 years later, the author writes that he recently tried one of the most highly regards of the still red wines of Champagne, La Cote aux Enfants- a Pinot Noir from Ay. “In the glass, the color of the wine was inky, and opaque in a way that suggested a heavy-bodied fruit bomb, but once on the palate, it was rich without being dense as well as elegantly dry. The finish disappeared with Houdini deftness. Mr. Jefferson would have approved.”