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Last Sunday I went to Modena Champagne Experience 2022, an event that I think is worth attending if you are passionate about perlage or are looking for a good sparkling wine of this type to add to the menu in your restaurant or wine shop. Excellent organization with a little something to review: first of all, a reserved press entrance would be needed in order to avoid wasting an hour at the entrance because if you have a limited time you take away the possibility of some wines to be tasted. Secondly, it should be checked that all the wines ofchiarati in the catalog are actually present. I entered Sunday at 11 perfectly organized with the list of wines to taste (62 choices) and I found about 20. At the counters the most absurd apologies: it's finished (an hour after the start of the event?), I they lost the cardboard in stock (???) ...

In general I believe that there should be consistency between the champagnes present in the catalog and those actually present, especially in respect of those who pay a rather high entrance ticket. So if some champagnes cannot be tasted at an event like this - there is nothing wrong with that, mind you - they should not be used as an appeal to the public and, in the same way, it is not correct to open a bottle a day at one certain now.

Ah, on the cover I put the photo with my favorite winemaker: Monica Rossetti, dear friend with whom I tasted some of the sparkling wines you will find. With her I will write one of my next articles dedicated to wines in amphora as she makes one of my two favorite wines in amphora ever ...

That said, I have tasted 46 wines and in this article I propose the 27 that I liked the most.

Modena Champagne Experience 2022: small selection of 28 tastings

Index of tastings by Maison (in order of number of stands):

  1. Rémi Leroy Champagne
  2. Champagne Jean Velut
  3. Champagne Gonet Sulcova
  4. Champagne Christian Bourmault ❤️
  5. Champagne Diot Legras ❤️
  6. Champagne Hatt et Söner
  7. Champagne Andre Jacquart ❤️
  8. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte ❤️
  9. Champagne A. Bergère
  10. Champagne M. Hostomme
  11. Champagne Guiborat ❤️
  12. Champagne Palmer & Co.
  13. Champagne Thiénot ❤️
  14. Champagne R. Pouillon & Fils
  15. Champagne Francis Orban ❤️

Modena Champagne Experience 2022: Aube - Côte des Bar

1) Champagne Rémi Leroy | Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut 2018

Type: white | Vintage: 2018 | Grapes: 100% pinot nero | Dosage: 1 g / l | Months on the lees: 36

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with an abundant perlage that forms a persistent foam. Very fresh nose with an almond note. In the mouth it is pleasant, very set on acidity.

2) Champagne Jean Velut | Lumiere et Craie Brut Blanc de Blancs

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 5,5 g / l | Months on the lees: 48

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow, with a very fine, numerous and persistent bubble. The nose is intense with honeyed notes. In the mouth it is very consistent, very pleasant, crunchy and structured. Long finish.

Modena champagne experience 2022

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3) Champagne Jean Velut | Temoignage Brut

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 6 g / l | Months on the lees: 120 (perhaps a printing error in the catalog, it seemed much younger to me)

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a very fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is delicate and broad with very elegant and fresh notes of white chocolate, citrus, and white flowers. In the mouth it is crunchy, very fresh, savory and structured. Long finish.

Modena Champagne Experience 2022: Côte des Blancs

4) Champagne Gonet Sulcova | Expression du Mesnil Grand Cru Brut Millésime

Type: white | Vintage: 2012 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 7,5 g / l | Months on the lees: 108

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a slight golden hue. Very fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is particularly intense and very particular with a woody and iodized accent. Notes of bergamot, orange and white pepper are recognized. In the mouth it is very crunchy, fresh, savory and, despite the young disgorgement, it is very pleasant.

Modena champagne experience 2022

5) Champagne Gonet Sulcova | Cuvée Special Gaia Grand Cru Extra Brut - Vieilles Vignes

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 4 g / l | Months on the lees: 104

My tasting. It shows up slightly pale straw yellow with a very fine, numerous and persistent perlage that forms a crown at the edges. The nose is very delicate, complex and fine with notes of pastry, a hint of zabaglione and acacia flowers. In the mouth it is coherent, crunchy, broad and acquires a very interesting spice note. Long finish that is very salivating, dry.

Modena champagne experience 2022

6) Champagne Christian Bourmault | Clos Grand Cru ❤️

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 6 g / l | Months on the lees: 132

My tasting. It shows up deep straw yellow with golden reflections. Very fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is very delicate with an interesting hint of olive that blends into cocoa butter and Chantilly cream. In the mouth it is even better, very fine, opulent, creamy, slightly savory and with a long finish of fresh cream.

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7) Champagne Diot Legras | Vielles Vignes Grand Cru Brut 2007 ❤️

Type: white | Vintage: 2007 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 7 g / l | Months on the lees: 120

My tasting. It shows up bright straw yellow with a very fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is intense and very pleasant with notes of unsweetened whipped cream, caramelized almond, nutmeg and white chocolate ganache. In the mouth it is very consistent, creamy, savory, dry and structured. Long finish with a citrine accent.

Modena champagne experience 2022

8) Champagne Hatt et Söner | dignity

Type: white | Vintage: 2011 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 6 g / l | Months on the lees: 108

My tasting. It shows up intense straw yellow with warm gold reflections. Fine, quite numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is delicate, quite complex and elegant with notes of honey, custard, salted caramel and freshly roasted peanuts. In the mouth it is consistent, broad, very fresh, crunchy and structured. Long finish with a slight hint of citrus.

Modena champagne experience 2022

9) André Jacquart Champagne | Experience Grand Cru Extra Brut ❤️

Type: white | Vintage: 2011 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 4 g / l | Months on the lees: 96

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a fairly fine, numerous and persistent perlage. Intense, complex and broad nose with notes of white chocolate, vanilla, zabaglione, cream tartlets. In the mouth it is very consistent, wide, fresh, very savory and has a long finish with citrine accents.

Modena champagne experience 2022

10) Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne | Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

Type: white | Vintage: 2012 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 6 g / l | Months on the lees: 72

My tasting. It shows up bright straw yellow, with a fine and numerous perlage. Delicate and pleasant nose with opulent notes of dry pastries and butter biscuits. In the mouth enters an overbearing toasted note, a great creaminess, structure and softness.

Modena champagne experience 2022 nicolas feuillatte

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11) Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte | Palmes D'Or Brut ❤️

Type: white | Vintage: 2008 | Grapes: 50% chardonnay 50% pinot nero | Dosage: 5 g / l | Months on the lees: 120

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant golden yellow with a very fine, quite numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is amazing, very intense and ample with notes of dates, dried fruit, candied pear, milk chocolate. In the mouth it is broad, voluminous, crunchy, very fresh and with structure and a drinkability that you would never stop!

Modena champagne experience 2022

12) Champagne A. Bergère | Rose

Type: white | Vintage: 2017 | Grapes: 90% chardonnay 10% Coteaux champenoise rouge | Dosage: 7 g / l | Months on the lees: -

My tasting. Rintense and brilliant onion skin. Fine, numerous and persistent perlage. Very clean nose. In the mouth it is fresh and crunchy, very gastronomic. Maybe a little dosed for my taste, but really nice.

Modena champagne experience 2022 Bergère

13) Champagne M. Hostomme | Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru "M08"

Type: white | Vintage: 2008 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 0 g / l | Months on the lees: 156

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is very complex and fine with notes of Mediterranean herbs, butter, walnut and candied mandarin. In the mouth it still has a great freshness and a lot of flavor.

Modena champagne experience 2022

14) Champagne M. Hostomme | Brut Nature 1er Cru "H08"

Type: white | Vintage: 2008 | Grapes: 60% chardonnay 40% pinot noir | Dosage: 0 g / l | Months on the lees: 156

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow, with a bubble that is still too lively. The nose is delicate, clean and elegant. In the mouth it is very crunchy, coherent and structured, but has a slight bitter finish that limits its pleasantness a little.

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15) Champagne Guiborat | Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "Téthys.19"

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 1,5 g / l | Months on the lees: 24

My tasting. It shows up straw yellow with a very fine and persistent perlage. The nose is delicate and with a very fresh and floral scent. In the mouth it is consistent very vertical and sharp with a long spicy finish.

Modena champagne experience 2022

16) Champagne Guiborat | Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "Prisme.17" ❤️

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 1,5 g / l | Months on the lees: 44

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a numerous fine perlage that forms a persistent foam. The nose is intense, very complex and fine with citrine and iodine notes that fade into a clear hint of dark brown sugar. In the mouth it is crunchy, very saline, very fresh and elegant. It salivates a lot.

Modena champagne experience 2022

17) Champagne Guiborat | Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "De caurés à Mont Aigu"

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 1,5 g / l | Months on the lees: 68

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with golden reflections. Very fine perlage, quite numerous and persistent. The nose is delicate and very complex with notes of spices, butter and yellow flowers. In the mouth it convinced me less than in the nose because it lacks a bit of the drive that distinguishes this maison, but it remains an excellent product.

Modena champagne experience 2022 guiborat

Modena Champagne Experience 2022: Classic Maison

18) Champagne Palmer & Co. | "Grands Terroirs"

Type: white | Vintage: 2015 | Grapes: 50% chardonnay 38% pinot nero 12% pinot meunier | Dosage: 7 g / l | Months on the lees: 84

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is intense and elegant with notes of yeast, pastry and walnut. In the mouth it is very crunchy, very fresh and with a rather long finish. I would have liked to taste an older disgorgement because it has a very long potential in the bottle.

Modena champagne experience 2022 palmer

19) Champagne Thiénot | Brut Vintage

Type: white | Vintage: 2012 | Grapes: 65% pinot nero 25% chardonnay 10% pinot meunier | Dosage: 6 g / l | Months on the lees: 96

My tasting. It shows up bright straw yellow with a fine perlage that forms a light crown at the very persistent edges. Delicate and elegant nose with notes of white chocolate flowers, vanilla. In the mouth it is extraordinary with wonderful oxidized notes, a lot of structure and freshness.

Modena champagne experience 2022 Thienot

20) Champagne Thiénot | Cuvée Garance ❤️ +

Type: white | Vintage: 2011 | Grapes: 100% pinot nero | Dosage: 2 g / l | Months on the lees: 108

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is intense and complex with all those notes that I like: zabaglione, chantilly cream, rose and candied citron. In the mouth it is very fresh, almost sharp, structured and with a long potential for evolution after disgorgement.

Modena champagne experience 2022

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21) Champagne Thiénot | Alain Thiénot ❤️

Type: white | Vintage: 2008 | Grapes: 60% chardonnay 40% pinot nero | Dosage: 6 g / l | Months on the lees: 144

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a very fine, quite numerous and persistent perlage. Extraordinary and broad nose, quite intense and elegant with notes of eggnog, custard - you can feel the pinot nero - wild strawberry and porcini mushroom. In the mouth it is soft, coherent, very fresh and very structured. Great drinkability and long sip.

Modena champagne experience 2022 Thienot

22) Champagne Thiénot | Cuvée Stanislas ❤️

Type: white | Vintage: 2008 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 4 g / l | Months on the lees: 144

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with a very fine and numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is intense and elegant with those extraordinary oxidized notes and melted butter, vanilla, criollo chocolate, zabaglione and fresh hazelnuts. In the mouth it is consistently soft, very fresh structured and with a very long finish

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Modena Champagne Experience 2022: Vallee de la Marne

23) Champagne R. Pouillon & Fils | Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs "Les Terres Froides"

Type: white | Vintage: 2018 | Grapes: 100% chardonnay | Dosage: 2 g / l | Months on the lees: 36

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow. The perlage is very fine, numerous and persistent. The nose is delicate and elegant with barely perceptible chocolatey notes. In the mouth it is crunchy, fresh, savory and structured. Quite persistent and very gastronomic.

Modena champagne experience 2022

24) Champagne R. Pouillon & Fils | Rosé Brut Premier Cru ❤️

Type: rosé | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% pinot nero | Dosage: 4 g / l | Months on the lees: 18

My tasting. It shows up intense onion skin pink with a very fine, numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is followed by delicate notes of butter, white chocolate, wild strawberry yogurt and a bouquet of very elegant flowers. In the mouth it is crunchy and very fresh, just savory and structured. Very gastronomic.

Modena champagne experience 2022

25) Champagne Francis Orban | Brut Réserve Vieilles Vignes

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% pinot meunier | Dosage: 7 g / l | Months on the lees: 24

My tasting. It shows up straw yellow with gray and antique pink reflections. Fine, quite numerous and persistent perlage. On the nose it is delicately toasted and fine. In the mouth it is crunchy, coherent, voluminous and structured, very enveloping. Almond finish.

Modena champagne experience francis orban

26) Champagne Francis Orban | Extra Brut

Type: white | Millesimo: sa | Grapes: 100% pinot meunier | Dosage: 3 g / l | Months on the lees: 36

My tasting. It shows up straw yellow with antique rose gold reflections. Very fine, quite numerous and persistent perlage. The nose is very delicate, with notes of fig, fresh and candied orange and almond. In the mouth it is crunchy, warm, savory, very fresh and rather structured.

Modena champagne experience 2022

27) Champagne Francis Orban | L'Orbane Cuvée Parcellaire ❤️ +

Type: white | Vintage: 2014 | Grapes: 100% pinot meunier | Dosage: 3 g / l | Months on the lees: 96

My tasting. It shows up intense and brilliant straw yellow with golden reflections. The perlage, fine and very numerous, forms a persistent crown. The nose is amazing, broad and rich with evolved notes of zabaglione, rhubarb, walnut, butter, honey and chestnut. In the mouth it is broad, coherent, structured, fresh, mineral and with a long buttery finish.

Modena champagne experience 2022

Finally I'll tell you the story that happened at about 11:45 at the Champagne Napoléon counter where I asked to taste 1998 and the importer of MJ Selection told me that the cardboard in the warehouse has disappeared, while the man who came after he told to wait until I left because he had little (I was in the next desk, but I enjoy excellent hearing… damn it!). And I emphasize that this did not know neither what I did in life nor what the man did and not even he bothered to ask us (but this showed up shortly after this had answered him and he was a simple enthusiast).

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