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Friday, December 16, 2022

Joel Falmet GROWER CHAMPAGNE

Just in time for the holidays!
These are tiny production and tough to get!




This is our first time being able to get the VINTAGE Falmet!!!
2008 Joel Falmet Vintage Extra Brut Champagne....$84.99
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Joel’s benchmark cuvee, Millesime spends an amazing 12 years in bottle before disgorgement. Three grams of dosage. Extra Brut is DRIER than Brut - it has a maximum residual sugar level of 6 gr/lt, whilst Brut can reach a maximum of 12 gr/lt.
Very limited - Only 150 cases made for the world






Joel Falmet Champagne Les Parcelles Brut...$44.99 
Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant
The grapes for this wine are all sustainably farmed. Joël is one of only a few producers to use a soléra system for his vin de reserve each vintage. As he pulls out wine from his vin de reserve, he adds a little wine back to his soléra. Currently it is a 12 year old soléra, which significantly adds to the depth and complexity of his Champagnes. Each vintage he blends 30% wine from the solera, with the current vintage. The “Parcelles” cuvée spends 42 months on the lees before disgorgement. Joël bottles his wine with a low, 9 grams per liter, dosage. Annual production only 1,670 cases

Rated #1 Champagne in the New York Times
By ERIC ASIMOV
Tasting Report
In a tasting of 20 Champagnes, priced under $40 each, the wine panel was pleasantly surprised by the elegance that we found among our favorites.
1. JOËL FALMET Brut Tradition NV
2. LOUIS ROEDERER
3. AGRAPART AND FILS
4. HENRIOT
5. CHRISTIAN ETIENNE
6. GEORGES GARDET
7. TAITTINGER
8. MOUTARD
9. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE
10. POL ROGER


What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne. Tiny production!
Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$49.99

Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
Blood orange, red fruit and rhubarb on the floral- and spice-accented nose and on the palate. Taut and linear but fleshes out with air, showing very good intensity and finishing with lingering rose pastille and bitter cherry notes.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. Dosage for the rosé is 12 grams per liter (to be called Brut, a Champagne must have less than 15 grams per liter).

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