The Date and Time: Wednesday February 25, 2015 3:30 - 5PM
The Event: Legras et Haas Champagne tasting, with Mellecey Wine Group and Jerome Legras
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: FWR members and media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through the agent Mellecey
The Quote/Background: Jerome Legras, head of sales, assists his family's ventures by speaking about his champagnes, based in Chouilly. The family has been producing wines for seven generations; they own vineyards in the Cote des Blancs and in the Aube, working with chardonnay (principally) and pinot noir. Everything is done by hand, and blended by only the family members. Aging is a minimum of three years. They bottle about 10,000 cases total a year.
The Wines: We tasted six wines today in a sitdown fashion.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Legras & Haas Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Extra Brut, $80 [100% chardonnay] My fave.
-Legras & Haas Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru, $75 [100% chardonnay]
-Legras & Haas Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Millesime 2008, $92 [100% chardonnay]
-Legras & Haas Cuvee Exigence, $110 [50% chardonnay; 50% pinot noir from Ay] made from 50% reserve 2009 wine (all chardonnay) and balance from 1995/96/99/02/04/05/06 and 08.
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Legras & Haas Tradition NV, $65 [50% chardonnay, 25 meunier, 25 pinot noir]
-Legras & Haas Rose Saignee NV, $71 [50% chardonnay, 25 meunier, 25 pinot noir]
The Food: there was a cheese platter, a veggie platter, and a charcuterie platter, with breads and biscuits.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 92.