NV Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($62)
Made entirely with Chardonnay grapes, this delicate, precise Champagne from a top boutique producer has a clean, citrusy edge. It’s an amazing bargain for Blanc de Blancs Champagne, better than many bottlings that are twice the price.
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NV René Geoffroy Champagne Rosé de Saignée Brut ($78)
Geoffroy is a grower Champagne, meaning that all the grapes come from a single estate (most major Champagne houses source grapes from hundreds of small growers). This deeply colored, earthy, rich rosé is made by the saignée method, in which juice is drawn off from the crushed red grapes (Pinot Noir for this wine) after a short maceration.