Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91+ points
“Disgorged in January 2020 with 3.8 grams per liter dosage, the latest release of Soutiran's NV Brut Grand Cru Signature is based on the 2014 vintage with 66% reserve wines from 2013. Despite its recent disgorgement, it's already quite expressive, opening in the glass with notes of honeyed green orchard fruit, fresh bread and peaches. Medium to full-bodied, lively and vinous, it's more reserved on the palate, but it's beautifully balanced and displays promising depth at the core. With six months or more on cork, it should really start to sing.”
Wine Enthusiast, 90 points
“A blend of the 2013 and 2014 vintages plus reserve wine, this Champagne has concentration as well as intense white fruit. Its freshness comes from the mineral and structured blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Drink this bottling now.”
James Suckling, 90 points
“Lots of apple and lemon aromas and flavors here. Medium to full body. Tangy acidity. A little simple, but squeaky clean. Drink now.”
Normally $90! We threw in free shipping on 3 or more to boot! To quote the song: “Celebrate, good times, c’mon!”
Wine Advocate 91+ points! Grand Cru bubbly like this does NOT come around the Invino Napa warehouse often enough. If you love the bold, bread-fresh-out-of-the-oven, toasty, gingery style, you will FLIP for Soutiran. A blend of Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Noir (40%) based on the 2013/2014 vintages, this is SINGING right now. Not a lot to go around…
In 1936, Gerard Soutiran left his military career to return to viticulture, which he had grown up learning. He took over the vines of his former mentor and soon extended his land. The 1950's became the first vintage with the Soutiran name on the bottle. Champagne Soutiran is a family owned domaine based in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay. Patrick and Valerie Renaux, who represent the domaine’s third generation, cultivate 8 hectares of vineyards dedicated to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In Ambonnay, the chalk laden soils of the region are complemented by a higher degree of siliceous clay, which result in Champagnes that are often equipped with a more formidable structure than wines from other Grand Cru sites.
As noted above (we are drinking a glass as we type this, yay!) toasty, ultra-fresh, crisp with stone fruits and tangy citrus...complete and delicious! GRAND CRU! At this price! While it lasts!