Pierre Péters Cuvée de Reserve Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

With no clue to the disgorgement date or base vintage on the bottle, it’s impossible to say whether the latest shipment of Pierre Péters is the same base wine as it was last year, but the immaculately pristine and beach-fresh bottles that we showcased around the country at the Negociants Working With Wine masterclasses suggest a fresh disgorgement. This in itself is reason enough for celebration, and a repeat appearance in Wine Taste Weekly. The mineral precision, focused acid cut and definition of lemon, grapefruit, and even fennel, make this the consummate aperitif. $65 at The Champagne Gallery.