Every day is the perfect day to enjoy Le Grand Courtâge wines. They have two sparkling wines and a rosé(Tres Chic Rosé) that are sure to be your wine of choice this spring. Their philosophy is one that is easy to grasp, “Embrace Life. Dream Big. Accept all Invitations!” Their approach to wine is the same as their approach to life—open up, drink up, and enjoy!
Le Grand Courtâge means “The Great Courtship”, to symbolize the connection between French and American wine culture. Le Grand Courtâge is the maker of fruit-forward sparkling wines that provide a taste of luxury, without the steep price tag. Its fruit and floral flavors on the finish perfectly balance the wines’ dryness and acidity, making it ideal for cocktails or to be paired with almost any cuisine.
Founder Tawnya Falkner
There are many reasons to enjoy a bottle of Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling Wines, but the main motivation is the trailblazing woman behind these wines. Founder Tawnya Falkner has grown Le Grand Courtâge to be one of the best selling sparkling wines. Tawnya Falkner has persevered through a complex maze of regulations and insider, male-dominated, big-company roadblocks to establish her independent brand. Le Grand Courtâge is now the #10 premium sparkling wine brand in the U.S.
Tawnya says, “I believe that food and wine are the great common denominators of cultures and that life is about bringing people together to share stories and laughter. Given this belief, I took the leap, gave up my career as a designer/real estate developer in San Francisco and moved to France. I set out to create an aspirational brand and company which embodies the French spirit of Joie de Vivre and offers affordable luxury to elevate every day. My journey resulted in Le Grand Courtâge (LGC), award-winning French sparkling wines, and our newly launched Très Chic Rosé.”
Le Grand Courtage sparkling wines express the convergence of old and new world styles, as well as French and Americans working together. Produced in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, with grapes sourced from top French regions including Burgundy, Beaujolais, and Loire Valley, the wines achieve the desired dryness, yeast, and acidity of traditional French champagne, balanced with a hint of fruit and floral on the finish.
Le Grand Courtâge Wines & Food Pairings
Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé has bright aromas of fresh strawberry and raspberry combine with notes of lilac and violets. It is deliciously seductive while smooth and versatile. A perfect balance of freshness, fruit, acidity, and sweetness.
This Brut Rosé complements a range of foods, from savory to sweet. Pair with spicy Asian dishes, risotto, BBQ, lamb, duck, chicken, prosciutto, pizza, soft cheese (like brie or goat), cheesecake, crème brûlée, strawberry shortcake or berry pie.
Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut has hints of green apple, honeysuckle and toasted brioche on the nose. A delicate balance of dryness and acidity lingers on the palate with flavors of Meyer lemon, honeydew & soft floral notes. Crisp, light, and refreshing with baby bubbles.
Pair the Blanc de Blancs with savory hors-d’oeuvres, buttered popcorn, creamy pasta dishes, fried chicken, spicy Asian dishes, seafood, fruit desserts or semi-soft cheese.