The NV Champagne Domaine Bruno Gobillard Brut Vielles Vignes is 12 % alcohol, cost under $45, and scored an excellent 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Made from “old vines” it has a tiny bead, fresh baked bread, citrus and floral notes.
The tiny print at the bottom of a Champagne bottle’s label tells a lot about it. This example is an “RM” , It means Recoltant Manipulant meaning it was grown, produced and bottled by the owner. Larger houses usually say “NM” meaning the bought someone else’s grapes., a Negociant Manipulant. Never stop learning. There are three other codes. In Vino Veritas.