Lately there have been more and more different Champagnes showing up in the market. This is a good thing. Recently I had one I had not tasted before, Alfred Basely Champagne But NV. I liked it a lot and at under $30 a bottle it is quite reasonably priced. Alfred Basely is a smaller producer based near Epernay. I couldn’t find out if the house grows all of their own grapes or buys some. Information on the blend was not available but I suspect it is weighted on the Pinot Noir side. The wine has a bit bigger body than that of most of the wines from the big houses with some fruit, lots of minerals and a bit of a citrus zip at the end. It struck me as being a particularly food friendly Champagne.