image Suenen: A serious case of the bubblies

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There is nothing better than the bubblies. On a Friday. On any day, for that matter. Sleek and savory with buttery notes of toast, cream, lemon and pear topped with a luxurious, lingering finish. Made with Chardonnay from Cramant, a grand cru village in Côte des Blancs, by Suenen Jr who, at just 23, gave up his basketball career to take over the family vineyard at the untimely death of his father. It’s now firmly in the top ranks of grower-producers in Champagne though it was, for decades since its founding in 1924, producing mostly for the big negociant houses. The tides have turned and certainly for the better.

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