Florida Wine Academy
(Virtual) Miami Champagne Week Day 3: Meunier Webinar with Matt Citriglia MS
Meunier – A Princess Disguised as a Peasant
The grapes of Champagne are well-known, but two grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, have always been accepted as superior to Meunier. Meunier has historically been disparaged, but it appears that Meunier was simply a princess dressed as peasant waiting for her turn to reign. Where would Champagne be today if it were not for the fruit, fragrance and prettiness that Meunier gives to so many non-vintage blends? At this tasting, we will explore the supporting role that Meunier provides to the Champagne region, as well as its potential to rule on its own.
Matthew Citriglia, Master Sommelier, Director of Education for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Florida, will present this Webinar.
We will taste the following champagnes:
Role in a Blend
- Champagne Aubry Brut Premier Cru – Jouy-les Reims
- Champagne Rene Geoffroy “Expression” Brut Premier Cru – Ay
Expressed as a Varietal
- Champagne Francis Orban Extra Brut – Leuvrigny
- Champagne Egly Oriet “Les Vignes de Vrigney” Brut Premier Cru – Vrigny
Date: October 15th, 2020, from 6pm to 7.30pm