Every Saturday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far. This Week we took a bubbly chat with Italian sommelière & Champagne lover Melania Battiston. Merci Melania !
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My name is Melania Battiston (25) from Lombardi, Italy and I am currently Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Medlar restaurant, London. My dream is to become the first Italian female Master Sommelier. I am a champagne lover, I am curious about indigenous grapes and I love Italian white wines.
‘I have one motto: dream it, make it! ‘
Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?
‘Depends by the occasion, but since my in-laws are in the field of wine, I would like to pick something special. Georges Remy Mont de Tauxieres 2015 based vintage is my go to! A Meursault behind the bubble. ‘
Which Champagne would You treat your lover?
‘My partner prefers Blanc de Noirs Champagne, same as me. He’s also incredibly open minded and opinionated, so I love discovering new producers with him. We usually opt for older vintages or older discorgment dates. However, I am curious to let him try Maurice Groumier Solera ‘
Which Champagne would You treat your boss?
‘My boss and I share the same taste in Champagne, therefore I would pick Champagne R. Pouillon Solera Premier Cru’
Which Champagne would You treat yourself?
‘ I would treat myself with a Comte de Champagne 1996 Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger. No doubts.‘
Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?
‘I would treat my dream guest (or Brene Brown) with Esprit Guiraud NV. I don’t picture her as Champagne snob. We would spend more time talking about her books rather than Champagne. Esprit is just a brilliant Champagne for a delightful conversation.‘
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