There's nothing wrong at all with visiting the "big guys," but I really enjoy the smaller wineries. After finishing up at M-C, we drove to Verzy to meet with Alexandre Penet for a tour of his vineyards and a tasting, followed by lunch with his family.With his harvest beginning the following day, we were honored that Monsieur Penet was able to meet with us. He described his wine as "highly differentiated terroir-driven champagne," and it was remarkable.
We were back in Paris by 6:30 pm, and deposited at our apartment shortly thereafter. Thank you so much, O Chateau, Gee, Alexandre and family, and Christophe. We appreciate your knowledge and hospitality. If any of my readers are ever in Paris, I highly recommend this tour!