Over the last month there has been discussions on the board about Champagne in general and quite a bit of it has been about Special Club Champagne. Some general background information about what the club is and how a wine becomes a Special Club was previously posted at this link.
Here is some additional geeky information about the current Special Club members and wines:
Only 3 Special Club bottlings are 100% Pinot Meunier:
Salmon (starting with the 2011 vintage)
Only 1 Special Club is 100% Pinot Noir:
Paul Bara (and he only makes his Blanc de Noir occasionally)
7 Special Clubs are 100% Chardonnay:
Dumenil (although their first bottling will be the 2012 vintage)
The remainder of the Special Clubs are blends.
There is only 1 Special Club producer in the Aube:
Only 2 Rose' Special Clubs are made:
Mousse (starting with a Rose de Saignee in 2012)
Only 7 Special Clubs are 100% Grand Cru:
Chiquet (only occasionally though as sometimes he includes grapes from Premier Cru sites)
There were 12 founding members in 1971. I was only able to find information on 7 of them:
All of these are still in the Club. If anyone knows who the other 5 founding members were, please post.
Former members of the club include: