The inspiration for Beau Joie came as the founders of Toast Spirits spent time in the Champagne region of France learning the craft and artistry of production. They sought to create something new, a quality champagne from a brand that also represents disruption, revelry and the fearless quest for pleasure. In 2011, Beau Joie Champagne was born.
The grapes in Beau Joie are grown and sourced throughout the Champagne region, with a focus on sites that highlight the best that each varietal has to offer to the final assemblage, from vines that are 25 to 50 years old. Chardonnay brings elegance, finesse, and minerality, Pinot Noir gives body and structure, and Pinot Meunier brings weight and roundness to the wine. The grapes are picked overnight and into the early morning to maintain higher acidity and lower sugar levels. They are pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery and go directly into stainless steel tanks to begin fermentation. Following the completion of the first fermentation, the wine is blended and prepared for secondary fermentation. Beau Joie’s wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation, which ensures that their wines stay lean and to preserve the natural aromas.
- Dosage: 3.5g/L
- Assemblage: 40% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
- Age: No less than 4 years
GSN’s Remarks: Notes of apple, citrus, sweet flowers and buttered bread on the nose. The entry has loads of tart fruit, along with more subtle flavors of baked goods, cocoa, toast, and soft vanilla. A dry and balanced finish. A great Champagne to pair with any protein based entree, it also works hand-in-glove with fruit tarts, butter cookies and soft creamy cheeses. A fun bubbly that has class and character. GSN Rating: A-
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