Gerard Dubois (Avize/Cote des Blancs)

Gerard Dubois retired in 2008. He loves it. “I have given my vines to my brother and nephew, I have a full cellar, can do a few meetings with my favourite clients, have lunch with my Mother more frequently and go Scuba-Diving in the Red Sea.” Not that he ever looked particularly stressed before, he is tanned and very smiley now. We always take his delicious vintage Blanc de Blancs, 100% Chardonnay from the legendary vineyards around his village of Avize. We recently picked up his Reserve Cuvee and two vintages; 2012 and 2003(!), Also a Cuvee Tradition labelled Gaston Lemaire. His wines often make us think of Meursault with bubbles. Yum.