CHAMPAGNE DE VENOGE, PRINCES TOUR EIFFEL
There’s a common misconception that famed Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon invented the sparkling wine we know today as Champagne. Ironically, much of Dom Pérignon’s time was spent trying to determine how to keep the bubbles out of the wine, which was seen as a common flaw in 17th century Champagne wines. This bubbly “flaw” soon became not only desired, but the unique signature of Champagne wines. It didn’t take long for the world to fall in love with this effervescence, and Champagne soon became the official beverage of choice for nobility and to commemorate important occasions. In 1889, Champagne producer de Venoge was a partner during the five-month-long World Fair in Paris—the exposition during which the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated—and they’ve now crafted a limited cuvée, Princes Tour Eiffel, to commemorate the 130th anniversary of this event. Made from top crus in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs, the wine comes in its memorable decanter-style bottle with a striking image of the world landmark from which it draws its name. We’re offering a chance to purchase this limited bottling at a special pre-arrival price before it hits stores—up to 30% off per bottle.
The de Venoge family emigrated to France from Switzerland in the early 1800s and established their Champagne house in Épernay soon thereafter. From the beginning, de Venoge has had a marketing prowess and global perspective but has maintained the highest standards for quality during the entire winemaking process: grapes sourced from the best crus, only free-run and first-press juice, long aging periods that far surpass legal requirements, and low dosage to allow plot and vineyard individuality to shine through. While Champagne is still justifiably the drink of celebration and luxury, it is only recently that an increasing number of consumers are focusing on the wine itself, not just the bubbles. I attribute this not only to the quality and longevity of these wines, but also the focus on “place” that has become more important as critics and enthusiasts alike expect more from their wines—more history, more romance, more individuality. It’s surely a controversial opinion, but I can’t think of any wine region that combines these elements as precisely as Champagne. De Venoge remains a top representation of the complexity Champagne can achieve and commemorating the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower seems a perfect opportunity to pop open a bottle. Don’t miss the opportunity to secure this limited release wine at up to 30% off!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in October/November 2019. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.