Renowned wine importer Martine Saunier returns as our guide in the second installment in a trilogy of wine films. Here we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent producers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger. In the vineyard, 2012 threatened to be 'the year of all our fears.' But most Champagne is not just the product of a specific year and its weather. Signature house styles are creations that happen behind closed doors and in the miles of cellars beneath Champagne. Pull back the curtain and see how the people of a cold, tough land with a grim history triumph in producing the drink of joy, seduction and celebration.
Did You Know?
In a life, the life of a taster, at one point, you taste a bottle and think," That's it. That is the best." It doesn't happen often. It happens two or three times in a life. And it happened when we drank wines made by my great-grandparents and my grandparents. And I said to myself " That is what I would like to do at least once, make a wine that after 50 or 60 years, shines."