Caveau

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Caveau Selections -  from winemaker-importer Scott Paul Wright. We're specialists in the best of Burgundy and Grower Champagne, delivered to your door. Join our mailing list, sign-up for our Burgundy and Champagne Clubs, and take advantage of our exclusive pre-arrival offers. Start drinking hand-selected wines from the top artisanal producers at direct-import prices!

The Aube - Champagne that thinks it's Burgundy (and that's a good thing!)

Ten or so years ago, rumblings started coming out of the Aube (Champagne's southernmost region, also known as the Bar) that something was up. Not just something, but a whiff of revolution. That's all it took to for me to hound-dog my way down there (it is a long way from anywhere - over 2 hours from most of the Reims-Épernay axis). Several visits and a couple of years later, I emerged with agreements to import the Champagnes from Jérôme Coessens. Vincent Couche and Pierre Brigandat. They are indeed doing cutting-edge stuff, making dazzling Champagnes that have something of the heart of Burgundy in them, to be sure.

There is a lot of envelope-pushing winemaking going on in the rest of Champagne, no doubt (including our guys Laherte Frères and Georges Laval, for example) - but the distance away from Reims and the semi-obscurity of the Aube fostered a different mindset down there. All of this is captured beautifully in Jon Bonné's new article in Punch - a must-read if you have even a passing interest in Champagne.

Enjoy the read. Shameless commercial mention - we do have some of the Pierre Brigandat bubbles available now - details here...