John-Charles Ricciuti, the only winemaker harvesting and handling Champagne with dual French-American nationality, has just developed the "Tribute to Albert" cuvée specially dedicated to the D-Day. It was launched on the occasion of the anniversary of this event.
Located in Avenay-Val-d'Or in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, John-Charles Ricciuti imagined this vintage in honor of his father, Albert, who landed in June 1944 in Utah with the army of General Patton. 19 years later, the former soldier returned to France to marry Paulette Revolte, champagne winegrower, with whom they will have a child: John-Charles.
During the 2018 D-Day ceremonies, this cuvée was presented at "La Petite Musette" in Normandy, where it is now available throughout the year. This bottle, dressed in camouflage colors, is made from a clever blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Bottle sold individually in his bag with Dog Tag engraved "74th D-DAY Anniversary Carentan 2018".