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.
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.
Blend: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Meunier 20%
Oak Treatment: No
Bottle Size: 75cl
Drink: Now (no excuse needed)
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
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!
- Being spontaneous!
- Kick starting your well-deserved holiday
- Raising eyebrows at parties
- Champagne lovers
- Family and friends
- Best friends
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