Champagne AR Lenoble - Champagne Grand Cru - Chouilly - Blanc de Blancs - Extra Brut - Mag18 - Blanc
Country / Region: Champagne region
Name: AOP Champagne Grand Cru
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
House rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 RVF
House rated 3 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023
A Selection Committee Favorite rated 93+/100
Wine:Derived mainly from the 2018 harvest combined with reserve wines aged in magnums, the Grand Cru Chouilly Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Mag 18 Champagne reveals itself after several years of maturation in the Maison's cellars. A favorite of Olivier Poussier, rated 93+/100, it expresses the full maturity of Chardonnay with a beautiful mineral drive, a delightful definition of fruit with just a touch of welcome and subtle oxidation, giving it pastry-like notes, hints of bread crust, fine butteriness, and dried fruits. The palate has a lovely dimension with a creamy, velvety bubble, while remaining exceptionally fresh. This is an invigorating, straight, and pure champagne with a saline character on the finish. It pairs wonderfully with white fish or shellfish. A favorite of the Committee, rated 93+/100.
Vinification:Hand harvested, blend from the 2018 harvest, integrating reserve wines aged in magnum under cork.
Dosage : 2gr/l
Color:Brilliant white gold with a fine and persistent cordon and a very regular bubble.
Nose:Very creamy and fresh, marked by brioche and fine butter flavors. The presence of reserve wine brings complexity to the aromas.
Palate:With a beautiful tension and creaminess, this Champagne is fresh, thirst-quenching and of a beautiful consistency.
Temperature:Serve between 8 and 10°C.
Food and wine pairing:A champagne at ease as an aperitif with small slices of pata-negra, parmesan shavings, salmon eggs on toast and at the table with white meats and fish.
Cellar aging:From now until 2032
AR Lenoble Champagne House, awarded 2 stars by the RVF Guide, has won the hearts of the most discerning enthusiasts. Located in Damery in the Côte des Blancs region, it continuously refines its style and passionately raises the standards of its production.
With 18 hectares, predominantly in Grands Crus and Premiers Crus, this house cultivates a delicate way of life and strives to offer wines with long aging potential, at their peak. They have limited production, extremely low dosages, exclusively use the purest first juices, and now age reserve wines in magnums (Mag): this establishment deserves your full attention.