This is still happening because we need to still remember to celebrate the small things – like getting through another pandemic week! This month I concentrated on ones made by women, because the number of female chef de caves are also still tragically low, but the ones in place are incredible and rising:
- Perrier-Jouët: The 8th cellarmaster — and first woman —in their 200 years is Chef de Cave Séverine Frerson. She places an emphasis on texture and sustainability. The Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs showcases the house’s focus on Chardonnay with its fresh, floral notes, $80.
- Champagne Ayala: Born in Reims, Chef de Cave Caroline Latrive is another rare female cellar master in Champagne, having led the house since 2011. She creates fresh, elegant and low dosage wines like their Brut Majeur, about $40.
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