Petit & Bajan Ambrosie Grand Cru Brut Champagne (Elsewhere $55) SKU #1353798

Price: $39.99

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Tasting Notes

This 100% Grand Cru estate Champagne comes from a marriage of two producers; one in Avize and one in Verzenay. It is 70% Avize Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir from Verzenay. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The Ambrosie has to go down as one of the best Champagne's that I have tasted this year, with fantastic hazelnut aroma and flavor from the 30% Verzenay Pinot Noir and both the richness and chalk from the 70% Avize Chardonnay. This Champagne is so good that it leaves me at a loss for words. My notes, although short, have the word "concentrated" written three times, each time bigger than the last. If you like long finishing, detailed, powerful Champagne, it is not to be missed.
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    It's unfortunate that often the grower/producers in Champagne too frequently get looked over for the bigger name Chateaus, when the wines they are producing are so often of higher quality and at lower price points. It's even more impressive when you have a label like this who makes such small quantities and has a wine almost 10 years old as its base. These are qualities that would normally drive a Champagne past the $100 mark; however, this husband and wife team use their Grand Cru vineyards to make something most people can afford, which is phenomenal for us, because it is a very special bottle. Much fresher than I expected given its base age, the balance is spot on of Chardonnay driven minerality and softening, fruity Pinot Noir. I was very impressed with this and hope I get my hands on a few bottles before it's gone.
  • Cindy Westby
    By: Cindy Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    When two people come together, each owning prime vineyards in Avize and Verzenay, good things happen! The Petit and Bajan Ambrosie is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. Creamy cake notes and powerful pinot fruit, this is not a shy wine! Only 4g/L of dosage makes this a prime candidate for some fun food pairings like fried chicken or country ham. This was a special find and I'm not sure if we will have it again - grab some while you can!
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    I absolutely LOVED this. This little husband & wife operation is the latest discovery here at K&L and I was immediately impressed by how the 70% Chardonnay in the Ambrosie cepage enveloped my taste buds. This is definitely as promised = pure ambrosia! It expands on the palate with round, creamy textures and lots of crisp acidity and pop. More importantly, it tastes expensive and the label is sleek and modern. I'm going to bring this to a few parties and see how my friends react.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    Think of this as the counterpart to the Michel Arnould Grand Cuvee. It’s made from 30% Grand Cru Pinot Noir from Verzenay and 70% Grand Cru Chardonnay from Avize on the Cote de Blancs to create a sort of Super Grand Cru Champagne. It has a wonderful, rich fruit profile of lemons, berries, apricots and peach, with vibrant acidity to balance the concentration of fruit and added depth from nearly 5 years spent aging on its lees. It's one of the best grower champagnes I’ve tasted in ages.


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