Grower Champagne ...Three Sites, Three Grapes .... Champagne Piollot!

by Chris Walsh January 08, 2016

Dear Champagne Lover,

Time to lock and reload your grower Champagne stock with wines from Champagne Piollot, the second Balanced Wine Selections’ grower!  I’m sure the holidays took a toll on your Champagne installation, but in our opinion because Champagne is for so much more than the holidays or special occasions, it’s time to replenish. 
Today we have three wines, from three different grapes, from three different sites in the Cotes des Bar from the husband and wife winemaking team of Roland Piollot and Dominique Moreau (yes that Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie-Courtin fame).
Roland and Dominique hail from the small village of Polisot where Roland’s father and three generations before him have been making wine.  We are thrilled to have the chance to offer three exceptional cuvees (all made in a no dosage style) from Roland and Dominique:

  • Champs Rayés Brut Nature – 100% Chardonnay
  • Colas Robin Brut Nature – 100% Pinot Blanc
  • Come de Tallants Zero Dosage – 100% Pinot Noir
You can get all the details and our notes for each of these charming, delicious, fine, lively Champagnes by clicking the labels above or link below. 
Open up to the Aube!

Chris & Michael

Click here to learn more about the Champagnes from Piollot!

Chris Walsh
Chris Walsh


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