With 12% alcohol, costing $40, and scoring a positive 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the NV Domaine Bruno Gobillard Vieilles Vignes Champagne is a smart buy.

It is toasty, refreshing with citrus and  French bread on the nose, and finishes clean with minerality.


Perfect prior to dinner or even with the meal. It has body and power to enhance most foods.


Made from 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier. It was disgorged in March of 2013 having two full years on its lees. With just 9 grams of residual sugar, this dry refreshing Champagne is a must buy.  In Vino Veritas.