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Video: Sandrine Logette-Jardin on Premier Cru vs. Grand Cru

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What does it mean when you see Premier Cru or Grand Cru on a Champagne label? That’s the question Wine Spectator asked, and for an answer they went to Duval-Leroy Chef de Cave Sandrine Logette-Jardin.

In conversation with Spectator editor Alison Napjus, Logette-Jardin explains the distinction, exploring the history, exposition and geology of the Champagne region. She and Napjus also taste the Duval-Leroy Premier Cru Brut NV and Duval-Leroy Grand Cru ‘Blanc de Blancs’ 2006, discuss their attributes, and offer insight on food pairings.

This fascinating and educational video, “Label Lingo: Premier Cru vs. Grand Cru Champagne with Duval-Leroy,” can be viewed on the Spectator website by clicking here.

(Dec. 9, 2015)

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