Ben says

★★ Great Wine “This is a grower Champagne own label with Guy Méa also supplying the juice for Pol Roger’s Cuvée Winston Churchill and Gosset. This is a light golden colour with a sheep’s cheese leesy nose and toasted aromas. Full of orchard fruits and a grippy but layered mousse, it’s got lots of depth and interest with a long and satisfying finish. More interesting than so much fizz and superb value.”

Cuvée La Tradition Champagne Premier Cru


80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay with 12.5% abv. 7g/litre dosage. 10 months in enamelled vats and nearly 3 years on the lees in bottle.

Grown in: Valeurs-Mutry, Champagne, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

While oysters and Champagne are the iconic pairing, for me this wine has a more rustic texture and that makes it even more food friendly. Pair with barbequed salmon or haddock.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.

£35.95 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Champagne Guy Méa is a 7 hectare estate managed by 5th generation family member and winemaker Sophie with her husband Franck. The estate is planted west of Montagne de Reims in Louvois, Bouzy and Valeurs-Mutry. They still use a traditional coquard bucket press for their fruit. No pesticides or mechanical plows are used and the estate holds a High Environmental Value certification.