Price : <$80 per bottle

 

Description

The Brut Réserve from the Billecart-Salmon champagne house was elected «Best Brut in the World» by the famous publication ‘Decanter’.

The Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve is a champagne which is round, harmonious and well-balanced.

The blend, the formula of which has remained unchanged since 1945, is made up of grapes from three different vintages and three varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, all from the best terroirs of the Marne.

Strongly anchored in tradition, such as the use of barrels for the grand crus, Billecart-Salmon age their bottles in an extended network of caves cut out of the chalk hills, dating from the 17th and 19th century. The constant temperature – around 12°, enables a very fine effervescence to develop.

The Billicart-Salmon Brut Reserve offers a robe of gleaming straw yellow enhanced by the finesse of its gently rising bubbles and its persistent mousse.

The nose reveals good maturity coupled with a flowery freshness, and aromas of pear and blackberry.

The attack is frank and mouth filling, followed by freshness and a richness endowed by an ageing in traditional cellars.

Characteristics

TERROIRS

  • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Meunier (40%) Chardonnay (30%)Pinot Noir (30%)
  • TERROIRS : Montagne de Reims Vallée de la Marne

    WINEMAKING 

    • NON VINTAGE
    • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
    • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
    • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

      TASTING

      • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
      • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 8°C
        Ratings
        • Bettane & Desseauve 16/20
        • Gault & Millau 16.5 / 20 
        • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20 
        • Le Point 15 / 20
        • Parker 87 / 100
        • Revue du Vin de France 15.5 / 20
        • Richard Juhlin 76 / 100
        • Wine Spectator 89 / 100
        Description

         

        The Deutz Brut Classic is the very soul of the Deutz champagne house. Born of a blend of several years’ grape harvests, every year a variable proportion of reserve wine (between 20 and 40%) is incorporated to ensure the regularity, complexity and individuality of the Deutz style. It’s composed of one third Pinot Noir, one third Chardonnay and one third Pinot Meunier, and derives its harmony from the quality of the grapes (97% on the scale of growths), and careful parcel selection (between 20 and 30 all from the Marne area).

        Deutz Brut Classic is brilliant gold in color with fine bubbles. With an expressive nose, it opens with floral notes (hawthorn, white blossom) developing toasted notes with almond paste and very ripe fruits (apple, pear).

        The palate of the Deutz Brut Classic is elegant, with the brightness of the Chardonnay combining with the velvetiness of the Pinot to offer a silky texture and harmonious aromas finishing with persistent fruit notes.

        Characteristics

        TERROIRS

        • GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (33%)Pinot Noir (33%)Pinot Meunier (33%)

          WINEMAKING 

          • NON VINTAGE
          • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
          • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
          • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

            TASTING

            • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
            • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 9°C
              Ratings
              • Bettane & Desseauve 16.5/20
              • Gault & Millau 15.5 / 20 
              • Jancis Robinson 17 / 20 
              • Le Point 15 / 20
              • Parker 90 / 100
              • Revue du Vin de France 16 / 20
              • Wine Spectator 90 / 100
              Description

              The Brut from Delamotte is an atypical champagne which breaks the mould of non-vintage brut champagne, which is too often stereotyped.

              The Delamotte Brut offers a measured balance between intense fruit and lively minerality.

              The refreshing lightness is due to the majority of Chardonnay in the blend, with structure and fruit brought by the Pinot Noir and density by the Pinot Meunier.

              36 months cellar ageing adds supplementary smoothness and maturity.

              The nose offers lovely bready and fruity aromas, with white fleshed fruits, pear and a touch of ginger in the mouth.

              It is a champagne which is absolutely perfect for aperitif.

              Characteristics

              TERROIRS

              • GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (55%) Pinot Noir (35%) Pinot Meunier (10%)
              • TERROIRS : Montagne de Reims Côte des blancs Avize Cramant Oger Ambonnay

                WINEMAKING 

                • NON VINTAGE
                • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
                • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

                  TASTING

                  • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
                  • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                    Ratings
                    • Parker 91 / 100 
                    • Wine Spectator 90 / 100
                    • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20 

                    Description

                    A varying blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, the last grape playing a dominant role, usually over 40%. Produced from Premier Cru vineyards, using the traditional method. The wine is aged on its lees for a minimum of 3 years before being disgorged.

                    Characteristics

                    TERROIRS

                    • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
                    • TERROIRS : Vrigny, Pargny les Reims, Coulommes la Montage

                      WINEMAKING 

                      • NON VINTAGE
                      • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
                      • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                      • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

                        TASTING

                        • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
                        • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                          Ratings
                          • Parker 90 / 100 

                          Description

                          The Brut Réserve de L'Hommée is a triumph of balance and precision.

                          L'Hommée is an ancient agricultural measurement equivalent to the surface of vines that a man could work in one day, roughly 3,33a (333m2).

                          The cuvée Réserve de l'Hommée has been created exclusively from terroirs which were once measured in this way.

                          It is a blend of 33% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay from the Premier Cru terroirs of Vrigny and Pargny which has been aged on lees in oak barrels for 7 months.

                          After undergoing malolactic fermentation it is dosed at 6g/L and then enjoys a period of 5 years maturing in the Roger Coulon cellars before being presented.

                          Characteristics

                          TERROIRS

                          • GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (33%) Pinot Meunier (33%)Pinot Noir (33%)
                          • TERROIRS : Montagne de Reims

                            WINEMAKING 

                            • NON VINTAGE
                            • OAK AGED : Partially oak aged
                            • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                            • DOSAGE : Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                              TASTING

                              • PAIRINGS : Serve as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal
                              • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                Ratings
                                • Parker 89 / 100 

                                Description

                                Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV is a culmination of wine from eight different harvests, utilizing all three Champagne grape varieties from more than forty different plots. The percentage of Louis Roederer reserve wines (matured in oak casks for two to ten years) included in Brut Premier varies, but can be up to a third of the final blend. Brut Premier is matured for three years in the cellar and rested for six months after disgorgement to perfect maturity. As a consequence of its complex blend of eight different vintages, Brut Premier is the embodiment of the Louis Roederer style, merging all the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully mature wine.

                                Characteristics

                                TERROIRS

                                • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (55%) Chardonnay (33%) Pinot Meunier (12%)

                                  WINEMAKING 

                                  • NON VINTAGE
                                  • OAK AGED : Partially oak aged
                                  • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Partially undergone
                                  • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

                                    TASTING

                                    • PAIRINGS : Serve as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal
                                    • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 9°C
                                      Ratings
                                      • Bettane & Desseauve 16.5/20
                                      • Gault & Millau 15 / 20 
                                      • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20
                                      • Parker 92 / 100
                                      • Revue du Vin de France 16 / 20
                                      • Wine Spectator 90 / 100

                                      Description

                                      The Blanc de Noirs 2008 from Roger Coulon is a superbly fresh champagne proffering aromas of yellow fleshed fruits and citrus.

                                      Only grapes of exceptional maturity are used in this vintage cuvee blended from equal parts of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

                                      The Pinot Meunier is grown on a parcel known as Les Linguets which was planted in 1953 with ungrafted vines, which express the original character of this terroir.

                                      Other Pinots Meuniers and the Pinots Noirs come from the villages of Vrigny, and Coulommes la Montagne, from terroirs classified Premier Cru.

                                      The Roger Coulon Blanc de Noirs 2008 is lightly dosed (4,5g/L) and profits from 6 years cellar ageing.

                                      Characteristics

                                      TERROIRS

                                      • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Meunier (50%) & Pinot Noir (50%)
                                      • TERROIRS : Montagne de Reims

                                        WINEMAKING 

                                        • VINTAGE : 2008
                                        • DOSAGE : Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                                          TASTING

                                          • PAIRINGS : Serve as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal
                                          • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                            Ratings
                                            Description

                                            The Brut from Delamotte is an atypical champagne which breaks the mould of non-vintage brut champagne, which is too often stereotyped.

                                            The Delamotte Brut offers a measured balance between intense fruit and lively minerality.

                                            The refreshing lightness is due to the majority of Chardonnay in the blend, with structure and fruit brought by the Pinot Noir and density by the Pinot Meunier.

                                            36 months cellar ageing adds supplementary smoothness and maturity.

                                            The nose offers lovely bready and fruity aromas, with white fleshed fruits, pear and a touch of ginger in the mouth.

                                            It is a champagne which is absolutely perfect for aperitif.

                                            Characteristics

                                            TERROIRS

                                            • GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (55%) Pinot Noir (35%) Pinot Meunier (10%)
                                            • TERROIRS : Montagne de Reims Côte des blancs Avize Cramant Oger Ambonnay

                                              WINEMAKING 

                                              • NON VINTAGE
                                              • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
                                              • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                                              • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

                                                TASTING

                                                • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
                                                • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                                  Ratings
                                                  • Parker 91 / 100 
                                                  • Wine Spectator 90 / 100
                                                  • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20 
                                                  Description

                                                  The Blanc de Blancs from Delamotte is a masterful interpretation of the most noble terroirs of the Côte des Blancs, made from Chardonnay grown on the Grand Cru terroirs of Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant.

                                                  The minerality in this Blanc de Blancs is derived from the chalky soils of the vineyards.

                                                  The nose is graceful, floral, mineral.

                                                  The palate opens with elegance and verve, beautifully ethereal, reflecting the same floral notes as found on the nose but with a supplementary touch of salinity.

                                                  The aromas of this Blanc de Blancs have been polished and rounded by 4 to 5 years in the Delamotte cellars.

                                                  Excellent for a summer aperitif or served with a plate of oysters or grilled fish.

                                                  Characteristics

                                                  TERROIRS

                                                  • GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (100%)
                                                  • TERROIRS : Côte des blancs Avize Cramant Oger Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
                                                  • SCALE OF CRU : Grand Cru

                                                    WINEMAKING 

                                                    • NON VINTAGE
                                                    • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
                                                    • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                                                    • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

                                                      TASTING

                                                      • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
                                                      • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                                        Ratings
                                                        • Parker 89 / 100
                                                        • Gault & Millau 15 / 20 
                                                        • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20
                                                        • Wine Spectator 91 / 100