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FALL 2016

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Ch A mp A gne M uch of this was the result of early praise by journalists and sommeliers throughout the states, and while many sceptics questioned the staying power of this trend, d hondt has since proven that the hype was warranted. t he reality is that José d hondt bottled his first Cuvee in 1974 after taking over the family business and having made a name for himself as a grower. h is holdings span the Côte des b lancs and into s ézannes, including a small old-vine section of o ger, which was planted by his grandfather. t he d hondt style is energetic, literally pulsating with tension, yet persistent and rich. ✦ Jose Dhondt Brut Blanc de Blancs N v Champagne AG 92 » $50 "... t he more powerful side of Chardonnay...offers crystalline purity and tons of energy. v ibrant and pulsating, the b lanc de b lancs is a compelling Champagne." (188061) Jose Dhondt Rosé de Saignee N v Champagne ST 93 » $75 "A magnificent r ose. d eep color, strong berry aromas, very rich taste." (188063) Jose Dhondt Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Mes v illes v ignes "Crayeres" 2009 WS 91 » $75 "Creamy and refined...ripe glazed apricot and candied kumquat fruit layered with a subtle streak of smoky minerality..." (1801058) When The h ype is Warr an T ed The Champagne of Jose Dhondt has reached cult status among fans of the grower movement.

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