Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T he reality is that José Dhondt bottled his first Cuvee in 1974 after taking over the family business and having made a name for himself as a grower. His holdings span the Côte des Blancs and into Sézannes, including a small old-vine section of o ger, which was planted by his grandfather. The Dhondt style is energetic, pulsating with tension, yet persistent and rich. The Grand Cru m es v illes v ignes, is the chase bottle of the Dhondt portfolio. When placed next to the top wines of the region, it's an immediate standout, and this is achieved at a fraction of the competition's price. Here you'll find layers of depth and richness to counterbalance its abundant minerality. This is a Champagne that arrests your attention and brings you back to the glass over and over again. ✦ Jose d hondt Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Mes Villes Vignes 2011 $69 (1801123) aLSO aV ai L a BL e: Jose d hondt Rose d e Saignee NV VM 93 » $59 "A magnificent Rose.Deep color, strong berry aromas, very rich taste." Stephen Tanzer (188063) W H e N T H e H YP e i S Wa RR a NT ed The Champagne of Jose d hondt has reached cult status among fans of the grower movement. Much of this was the result of early praise by journalists and sommeliers throughout the world, and while many skeptics questioned the staying power of this trend, d hondt has since proven that the hype was warranted.

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