Charles Chevalier
Brut d’Honneur NV

A concealed treasure; simply perfect for life’s spontaneous moments!

Country of Production: France

Region: Champagne – Marne Valley, Cote des Blancs and Epernay

Producer: Francis Tribaut

Tasting Notes: Hints of apples, lemons and classic bready yeasty aromas which follow through onto the palate with a pleasant juicy attack. There’s a crisp acidity which helps give this wine depth, character and length.

Price: £24.00

The grape vines are planted in shallow soil overlying the regions natural chalk beds and the roots grow deep into the underlying chalk in search of water, nutrition and warmth.

The Pinot Noir vineyard in Aÿ has a sunny, south-facing slope, which allows the grapes to reach excellent levels of ripeness and maturity.

As with the vast majority of champagne growers, the vineyard practices focus on preserving the environment and promoting sustainability wherever possible. The grapes are hand harvested before being whole bunch pressed. The juice is racked to a tank where it is allowed to settle for at least 12 hours after which the clear juice is racked and yeast is added to kick-start and encourage the cool temperature fermentation, which is maintained at 15-17°C.

After a short period of post ferment maturation, the wine is bottled with a yeast addition to allow for the ‘in-bottle’ secondary fermentation to take place. It’s at this stage where the fizz is created in the bottle.

A small dosage of 9 g/l is added and the wine is allowed to mature in the cool chalk cellars of Aÿ for 5 years before release.

Colour: White
Style: Sparkling
Blend: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Meunier 20%
Oak Treatment: No
ABV: 12.5%

Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Cork
Drink: Now (no excuse needed)
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes

Food friends…
A classic aperitif, this champagne pairs lovely with breakfast muffins overloaded with bacon! It also goes great with club sandwiches and of course, with traditional British fish and chips!

Perfect for…

  • Being spontaneous!
  • Kick starting your well-deserved holiday
  • Raising eyebrows at parties

Loved by…

  • Champagne lovers
  • Family and friends
  • Best friends

Producer Information

Since 2004, Francis Tribaut has been the owner and cellar master of the Lallier Champagne House. He comes from four generations of winemakers and champagne producers in the Marne region and he is responsible for Domaine Lallier (a vineyard of 15 hectares, the majority of which is Grand Cru), the winery and its maturation cellars.

To achieve and maintain the Lallier Champagne brand quality, production is limited to 400,000 bottles per year. Beyond this, surplus fruit and grape supplies are used to produce other champagnes, including this Charles Chevalier Brut d’Honneur.

Wine experts say…
This well-balanced Champagne moves easily from fresh apples to a soft aftertaste. Its fruit and crisp texture make it ready to drink now.”

Roger Voss – Wine Enthusiast

Awards and special notes

Catavinum 2017 – Gold
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 – Bronze