Arlaux Champagne Premier Cru, Grande Cuvée
Arlaux is in my opinion the finest single grower champagne on the market. Arlaux's vineyards are all premier cru on the Montagne de Reims and at Robert Parker's famous tasting of non-vintage champagne, Arlaux knocked the socks off the competition coming in first place ahead of all the much more expensive Grandes Marques including Bollinger and Taittinger. They don't need to spend big bucks on brand marketing.
Most of Arlaux's small production is unsurprisingly snapped up by the Michelin-star restaurants of France with a little left over for us.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect