Our team attends the ACG Atlanta 2019 Annual Wine Tasting September 23-24
Wine and networking, what could be better!? Our team including Cassie Rosenthal and Paul Schuldiner from our NY office as well as Shelly Head and Mark Collins from our Southeast office had a successful few days down in Atlanta. This year at the ACG Atlanta Wine Tasting Rosenthal served up two of the finest champagnes, G.H. Mumm Cordon Brut Rosé and Veuve Clicquot 2008 Brut Champagne.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Brut Rosé
Not to be confused with Mumm's property in California, this is the original Champagne Rosé, sourced from 70+ parcels in Champagne. There is a maximum of 14% Pinot Noir is the cuvee, and the addition of reserve wine adds depth. It is an expensive technique many of the finer champagne houses use, and the process requires the house to hold a significant amount of each year's harvest in their cellars to age for a number of years. Sometimes it is even bottled and aged before being added to the non-vintage cuvée (as is the case with Bollinger).
Veuve Clicquot 2008 Brut Champagne
The 2008 Veuve Clicquot Vintage "Gold Label" is one of the best version of this wine that has ever been produced. Another testament to the incredible 2008 vintage, this wine has both power and focus, and gives Clicquot's flagship La Grande Dame some serious competition! Sourced purely Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards, for the first time a portion of this wine spends some time in large oak casks.