Chouilly will Always Be My True Love
Ten years ago, I tasted a champagne from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly during a dinner at the three-star Michelin establishment, Ledoyen, in Paris. I was so taken by the wine I went to Chouilly a few days later in search of the producer, Legras & Haas. Unfortunately, it was a Sunday and they were closed. But, Chouilly never left my mind. Any time I see a blanc de blancs from Chouilly, I jump on the chance to taste the wine. So, imagine my serendipitous joy in finding the 2007 Legras & Haas on the wine list at Daadler in Amsterdam last month. The best meal of my trip with my true-love wine. Surety with ease and grace is what I adore about Chouilly. Head held up high without a hint of arrogance or pretense. Eternally charming.
Legras & Haas Blanc de Blancs NV ($56)