A. Margaine N.V. Champagne L'Extra Brut
Margaine is located in Montagne de Reims, an area known for Pinot Noir but the Margaine holdings are in the village of Villers-Marmery which is a tiny slice of Chardonnay heaven in the middle of Pinot Noir country. This is such a secretively seductive Champagne. All white flowers and tangerine rind on the nose with hints of green floral stems. In the mouth the bubbles are achingly tiny and graceful but there is so much flavor it is impossible to ignore. Way under radar, get in before the rest of the world catches up! The winery only makes 5,800 cases, total annual production, (not just this one wine) so there is not much to get.