A few years ago, I would get alerts from a wine broker who would post really good deals on fine wine, and I grabbed a bottle of Diebolt-Vallois which had a wine rating in the mid-90s.
I served this at Superbowl 50. Diebolt-Vallois back in February 2016 (5 years ago!). This beautiful champagne melts on your tongue with a bready toastiness and liquid sunshine. It is a champagne that is complex, sophisticated, creamy, with hints of summer fruit and features delicate and fine bubbles. I garnished with Luxardo cherry in our Mikasa Sonata Gold flutes. This perfect with cheese, crackers, shellfish, and pork,
I really wished I would have bought more of this lovely champagne at a discount. It runs about $50 per bottle.
“Established in 1959 in the village of Cramant, this family-run domaine has 22.5 acres of vines, primarily in the Côte des Blancs, where chalky soil provides the perfect home for Grand Cru Chardonnay. One of the most highly respected producers in France, Jacques Diebolt is a passionate and outgoing winemaker. Together with his wife, Nadia Vallois, daughter, Isabelle, and son, Arnaud, he produces magnificent Blanc de Blancs Champagnes.”