BIG WEDNESDAY: champagne magnums by the glass
mid-week magnums: large format champagne by the glass
poured 4pm - until we run out!
Why drink out of a magnum? Magnums are one and a half liters, twice a standard 750mL bottle. The reason magnum is the ideal format for enjoying your favorite bubble beverage has to do with the relationship between volume and oxidation. Wine corks are watertight but not airtight. They allow for the slow and steady passage of oxygen gas in and out of the bottles which contributes to the ageing of the wine. Magnums have twice the volume of a regular bottle but roughly the same diameter neck, which means that they age slower and more steadily. You can expect greater freshness from older vintages when drinking champagne from a magnum. Additionally, magnums are usually bottled first with the best barrel selection, so you’re likely to find better juice in there from the get go. Cheers!
November 6: Lanson White Label Sec
$16/glass, $9/half glass
Lanson was the first Champagne house to be awarded the famous Royal Warrant as an official supplier to the court of England in 1900. The house is proud to be the official Champagne of Wimbledon since 1977 and served at all Effervescence’s Wimbledon parties! This unique and individual Champagne is designed to be partnered with garnishes such as mint, orange zest or raspberries. It’s the first Champagne in the world specifically designed for experimenting with aromas. Lanson White Label is straw yellow in color with lively fine bubbles and aromas of white flowers and tastes of summer pear punctuated by mineral notes on the finish. Their beautiful modern white bottle is a favorite for groups with palates of both dry and slightly sweet.
38% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
November 13: J. Lassalle Cuvée Preference 1er Cru Brut
$19/glass, $10/half glass
This lime scented cuvée is the work of chef de cave Angeline Templar, whose grandfather founded this estate in 1942. It’s a grower’s Champagne in which wines are elegant and tightly knit and structured. When patriarch Jules Lasalle passed away in 1982, his wife and their daughter took over the estate. The twenty-eight year tradition of “une femme, un esprit, un style (one woman, one spirit, one style) holds true today with Angeline at the helm. Expect a full bodied, balanced wine with fruitiness underlined with a hint of licorice or fennel.
60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
November 20: Drappier Carte d’Or
$20/glass, $11/half glass
The Drappier vineyard covers 100 hectares and constitutes the house’s essential trump card. Since 1808 the family has used it’s skill to select parcels of land which are particularly well exposed and extremely rich in limestone. For the most part they are located around Urville, where Pinot Noir, the predominant grape variety, finds it’s loveliest expression. This allows the production of very elegant, aromatic wines. The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With it’s very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noir. This wine has a fine aromatic richness with aromas of stone fruit such as white peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful and complex palate. This is a vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly. You will find all the Drappier “know- how” in this Champagne!
75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
November 27: Closed for Thanksgiving