Our friend Pamela Margaux of Margaux & Company Imports likes to stop in and brighten our day over a glass of our house Champagne, Francois de Rozay Brut.
Recently, we asked Pamela what makes “FDR” her bubbly of choice.
“I’ve carried this since I started my business,” she says. “It’s the perfect everyday champagne with its creaminess, the fruit forwardness of the Pinot Meunier, and yeastiness in the background.”
This non-vintage champagne is made in Verzenay, France, by Grand Cru producer Manuel Janisson. It’s a blend of the three traditional Champagne grapes – Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay – aged sur lie for nearly two years.
“I always have a case at my house,” Pamela says. “It’s great with salty foods like peanuts and chips.”
Pamela says this wine was named in honor of an old gentleman of Verzenay – “a real character, an eccentric – a gentle soul whom no one understood.”