Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 15 Ch A mp A gne j oin The c onversa T ion i n 1950, with five generations of experience behind him, Jean-Louis Vergnon decided to rethink his family holdings in the Grand Cru, Mesnil-sur-Oger, and bottle his own wine. Focusing only on Chardonnay, Jean-Louis's motto was, "Make exceptional grapes to make exceptional wines!" So it's from these chalky subsoils that J.L. Vergnon continues to sustainably farm and pick, by hand, the grapes to produce their fantastic portfolio of Blanc de Blancs. The Conversation Brut is the perfect representation of the house style. Rich, yet taught, fruity, yet packed with minerality, and with a finish that seems to go on forever. ✦ J.L. v ergnon Champagne Brut Conversation N v JR 92 » $47 "...Powerful, finely etched...Lithe and precise on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors and a touch of honey. The mineral quality repeats emphatically on the long, penetrating yet silky finish." (1801043) The e pi T o M e o F g ro W er c ha M pagne s ometimes smaller is better. Guillaume Sergent would certainly agree. His small vineyard holdings of 1.5 hectares (a little over 3 1/2 acres) permits him to give personal attention to each and every vine, which Guillaume believes makes all the difference. Guillaume's family history in Champagne goes back over 150 years, yet through the majority of that time, their fruit went to the larger co-ops. Then, in 2008, the family holdings were split between him and his brother. Guillaume's regiment is one of the most natural that you'll find in Champagne. Biodynamic principles are followed throughout the vineyards with a non-interventionist approach in the winery. The Les Près Dieu is a bone-dry, 100% Chardonnay-sourced from two premier cru vineyards. You can literally taste the personal attention that goes into each bottle at Guillaume Sergent. ✦ Guillaume Sergent e xtra Brut Champagne 1er Cru Les Pres Dieu Blanc de Blancs N v $52 (1854018)

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