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Pierre Péters Champagne Cuvée de Réserve Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

I recall listening to a really interesting Guildsomm podcast with Rodolphe Péters of Pierre Péters Champagne and it wasn’t obvious what he didn’t know about Champagne. It’s worth a listen. His wine here proved to be very good indeed and was tasted blind. In the glass, it has firm acidity, good length and a restrained, citrus like cut through. The palate is minerally and steely with an attractive brioche character. Overall, this is a very good to outstanding wine that can be approached now or over the next decade. Rating: Very Good. Abv: n/a. Price: n/a. Website: https://www.champagne-peters.com/en/home. Tasted: December 2019.

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Wills Domain Cuvée d’Elevage Blanc de Blanc NV

This is a good sparkling wine from Wills Domain. However perhaps its most surprising feature is that it is made from 100% scheurebe. Scheurebe is an early twentieth century German cross of riesling and “bukettrebe”, and well regarded as such, but finds its home mostly in Germany and Austria. Apparently some has found its way to the Margaret River. In the glass, this sparkling wine has aromas of apples, lemon and a touch of bread. The palate is fresh with good acidity and balance. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good to Very Good. Abv: 12.6%. Website: http://willsdomain.com.au. Source: Sample. Reviewed: September 2019