With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $45, and scoring 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the multi-vintage Champagne Serveaux Fils Cuvee Pinot Meunier is excellent.

A small group of Champagne makers produce a 100% Meunier bubbly (as they now refer to the Pinot Meunier grape) and the Champagne is medium-bodied, with loads of French baguette and toasty flavors. Really quite nice.


A Passy Sur-Marne is where the wine comes from in the Champagne’s region that grows better red grapes than white Chaardonnay. Yes, 100% Meunier samples are hard to find.

Dionysian Carolyn Nemia instantly picked out the wine’s fuller body, and placed it among the medium weight Champagnes. It was used for the opening toasts, and paired well with seafood appetizers.  This Brut was clean, dry and a good as most of the Champagnes I’ve ever had.  In Vino Veritas.