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The initials on the label stands for Thierry Demarne and his wife Valerie Frison, which for some time have been producing Champagne, but sold their juice to a cooperative. This Champagne and a second cuvée called “Lalore” only available in magnum in Denmark (100% Chardonnay and also Brut Nature) are their debut releases under their own name.
There is always something exiting about tasting a new Champagne producer as you not only see a new label, but also use your preferences and experiences to fit that producer into the big puzzle of Champagnes multifaceted diversity. Each time it happens and especially when it happens from a grower, which tells a new terroir story, I think we have all gained something. Of course the game here has little relevance if the quality of the Champagne is not good. So let’s see what was inside the “Goustan”.
Already at first nosedive I saw the first indications of something that always makes me happy. It’s energy and lots of it, from a driving force of yellow fruit (in Denmark we call them moreller, which is kind of a yellow cherry), apples, pear, citrus and a vivid sensorial sweetness, which took the path of subtle vanilla aromas. Taste is anchoring the bouquet beautifully and on top it has so much mineral bite and life.
I have now tasted it twice and all together it’s one hell of a frisky and pure Champagne which is even selling at an extremely fair price. I strongly recommend you to look for this Champagne and I am really eager to taste the cuvée “Lalore” anytime soon.