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CHAMPAGNE GOSSET

Family continuity precedes here. Today, Jean-Pierre Cointreau, in addition Honorary President of the National union of the liquor producers, take up his duties within the various entities of family Group and intend to undertake a perennial development of these two companies, Champagne Gosset and Cognac Frapin. For the history, Champagne Gosset, the oldest Wine House in Champagne: Aÿ 1584, was acquired by the family group Renaud-Cointreau (Domaine Frapin, in Cognac) in 1993. Side anecdote, let us stress that the traditional practice of stopping cork and fastening is maintained on certain large bottles, during ageing on slats. The “Gosset style” is thus specific to an art of living which, for more than four centuries, has been transmitted from generation to generation, combining a solid good sense with the elegance of the heart and spirit. It is a style resulting from an exceptional friable limestone soil supporting the optimal development of the vine and from a know-how to no one another similar. Odilon de Varine, cellar master with the same production line team since years, thus perpetuate the know-how and the Gosset style. Dynamic house, resolutely turned towards the future. The creation, in 1995, of the prestige cuvée Gosset Celebris will have been the highlight of this will to improve the quality dramatically. Regarded as one returned with the history and the various generations of the Gosset family and mainly composed of Grand and Premiers crus of Chardonnay of the Côte des Blancs, Pinot noir of the Montagne de Reims, and the Grande vallée de la Marne (Aÿ), this cuvée is the floret of the House. Superb range “Celebris”, which reveals the truth of the wine in all its splendor thanks to its extra-brut dosage, the perfect interpretation of the ancestral know-how of the House. You will thus like the Celebris Rosé 2007, with a limpid and luminous pink reflection, very aromatic with notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and wild blackberry, delicately associated to rose and violet, with a fresh and very elegant structure, full and long lasting, a splendid rosé, a gorgeous expression of this beautiful vintage. There is also the Gosset Celebris Vintage Extra-Brut 2007, with its minty notes, slightly spicy on the nose. The mouth is long lasting and end on the beautiful bitterness of the chardonnay with grape-fruit notes.


BOUZY
CHAMPAGNE MAURICE VESSELLE

A family estate of 9 ha vines, where one vinifies the vintages without malolactic fermentation. This house proposes you this superb Champagne Grand Cru Millésimé 2008, of great aromatic complexity where we find nuances of lemon and almond, a cuvée of mouth firm, balanced and harmonious. The Brut Grand Cru, has seduced us by this aromatic complexity where are revealed nuances of citronella, brioche and fresh apricot, of a very nice light gold color. Always remarkable, the Champagne Les Hauts Chemins Grand Cru 2008, with notes of hazelnut and quince, of a pretty finesse, with this hint of freshness and fruity, a cuvée where the vivacity dominates, with delicate floral nuances in the finish. Beautiful Champagne brut cuvée Réservé Grand Cru, a wine with nuances of aromas, with this dense mouth where one finds tangy nuances, of a beautiful magnitude on the palate. The crude Grand Cru Bouzy rosé, 100% Pinot noir, short maceration, is all in shades, very aromatic, very fine, of scented mouth. True to itself, the 2011 Bouzy Rouge is a powerful palate with a subtle nose dominated by undergrowth and bilberry, a dense and gourmet wine.


BRUGNY
CHAMPAGNE ETIENNE OUDART

A village a few kilometres from Épernay, cradle of the Oudart house since 1958. The passion of the soil engaged for a long time already, this family to preserve her vineyard by privileging the maintenance of a biodiversity, the choice of products and techniques natural. This step of “reasoned” vine growing is a true frame of mind. Member of the network Magister, the estate is committed in a durable and effective wine step: total suppression of the use of insecticide since 10 years, quite simply by maintaining balance between certain parasites being made competition and destroying themselves. The search for quality led this estate to work its wine makings in a small family co-operative, profiting from a modern and powerful production equipment, supporting the compartmental one and thus the soil. The love of champagne, perpetuated of father as son, makes it possible today to propose a range of mature champagnes, with the atypical aromas revealed by the play of the assemblies type of vines/soil. Remarkable Champagne brut Vintage 2010, 100% Chardonnay (sandy soil, exposed south, atypical), with notes of almond, peach, toast, harmonious, distinguished mouth, all in aromatic finesse, ample, elegant foam. The Champagne brut Rosé Reference, combines red wine and white wine, hence the aromas of red fruits: strawberry, raspberry in particular, a wine that marries with spicy cuisine, such as red curry mussels or peaches poached with spices. Beautiful Champagne brut Origin, based on Pinot Meunier, which develops a certain character, with light and intense foam, rich in aromas (peach, lily, nut, pineapple...), a tasty Champagne, of a finish scented and dense, when the Extra Brut (black grape, low sugar content, 2 g per bottle), combining charm and structure, all in structure and fragrances, the nose of fresh berries, is a distinguished and persistent cuvée. Finally, the Blanc de noirs, 75% Pinot noir and 25% Pinot meunier, is a rich, harmonious and without excess of firmness. The Pinots Meuniers make it possible to add an aromatic shade of fruit while rounding. Remarkable Champagne cuvée Juliana 2008, its nose is evolved, white flower, vine peach to finish after a moment on the white fig jam, the mouth is generous, of a beautiful finesse. Superb Champagne brut Chardonnay 2010, 100% Chardonnay, with hints of almond, peach, toast, harmonious, distinguished mouth, with elegant foam. The crude rosé, is all in delicacy, a very balanced Champagne, of beautiful tint, all in mouth with nuances of raspberry and rose.


CHARLY-SUR-MARNE
CHAMPAGNE CHARPENTIER

It is today the eighth generation of vine growers which directs this house founded in 1855.Le vineyard counts 20 ha under reasoned fight. The planted grape varieties are single and atypical for the area of the valley of the Marne: 45% of Chardonnay, 40% of Pinot meunier and 15% of Pinot noir. The barouche, emblem of the house represented on the label of the vintage Terre d' Emotion, symbolizes the duty to perpetuate know-how and the values received in heritage. The pieces of old vines intended for the development of the vintages Terre d' Émotion, are cultivated in biodynamy. They decided to certify the organic conversion of the vineyard, because their motto is “Give time to the vine and wine”. It is always a pleasure to see again these passionate winemakers by savouring their splendid Champagne Blanc De Noirs Extra Brut Terre d'Emotion dosage, assembly only of old vines in Biodynamic, majority Pinot Noir and Meunier, with dominant notes of almond and honey, It is both fine and structured. Their Brut Vérité Terre d'Emotion, a blend of only old Biodynamic vines, a majority of Chardonnay, married to Pinot Noir and a hint of Meunier, with a light and abundant mousse, a beautiful harmony to the palate, all fruity and finesse, a soft cuvée, with complex aromas of white flowers, very tasty. Superb Blanc De Blancs Terre d'Emotion, a blend of only old Biodynamic vines, 100% Chardonnay, with notes of toasted bread, yellow fruits and lilies, mixing roundness and suppleness, of a beautiful breadth, rich and distinguished at the same time, charming. There is also this vintage ACT' Brut 2012, with delicate scents of peach and lily, a certain nervousness in the mouth, mixing structure and finesse. A very nice Champagne to expect as well with a turbot hollandaise sauce as with strawberries with orange. The rosé Terre d'Emotion, blend of old vines in Biodynamic, with a large majority of Chardonnay married to Meunier, which is very seductive with its nose of ripe fruit (gooseberry, raspberry... ) and a spicy final touch, accompanied by an abundant and harmonious foam. The Champagne Brut Réserve, a blend of the 3 grape varieties dominated by Meunier with reserve wines in greater proportion, with aromas of ripe white fruits, concentrated palate and a beautiful vinosity, is all fresh, slightly spicy. The Brut rosé Tradition, Pinot Meunier exclusively, a rich and distinguished wine, of good mouth with nuances of raspberry, of a beautiful pink sustained. As for their Champagne Tradition Brut, it is of a pretty aromatic complexity where we find nuances of lemon and honey, dense and distinguished at the same time.


CRAMANT
EARL CHAMPAGNE P. LANCELOT-ROYER

Estate created in 1960 per Pierre Lancelot, and taken again in 1996 by his/her daughter Sylvie and her son-in-law Michel Chauvet. The cellars are dug in the hillock of chalk right behind the house. The press is at the top of the hillock, must is conveyed in the tanks by gravity. Very beautiful Champagne Vintage 2011, 100% Chardonnay, 100% Grand Cru Cramant, a tasty cuvée, with a concentrated nose where broom and small dried fruits dominate, of great subtlety, combining frame and finesse, all in the mouth, while persistent aromatic, supple, slightly honeyed, excellent evolution. Always very nice cuvée Dualissime Blanc de blancs Grand Cru, 100% Chardonnay, 85% harvest 2013 and 15% reserve wines aged in enamelled vats, a very fine but powerful cuvée, with this hint of freshness and well characteristic fruity, very persistent on the nose as in the mouth, of scented mouth. Also this remarkable Blanc de blancs cuvée de Réserve R.R, 100% Chardonnay, 65% harvest de 2015 et 35% de vins de réserve vieillis en foudre, it is a Grand Cru pur Chardonnay, whose freshness highlights the fruit, a distinguished wine, with a nose of rose, smooth and dry at the same time, where spices and fresh flowers blend in the palate. As for the vintage Knights Grand Cru, 100% Chardonnay and 100% Grands Crus, 65% harvest of 2013 and 35% reserve wines aged in lightning, it has a nice dress, it combines freshness, structure and homogeneity, with these nuances of flowers and quince, of a beautiful harmony, a beautiful rich wine, all in delicacy.


LE BREUIL
CHAMPAGNE PIERRE MIGNON

Pierre and Yveline Mignon direct the family winegrowing and their two children take part in the development: Celine, in charge with the commercial relations and export, Jean-Charles, person in charge of the vineyard and the wines. The typicity and the diversity of the soils make it possible to work out Great champagnes of Caractère. The vineyard of 14 hectares is distributed in all Champagne: Valley of the Marne, Côte des Blancs and area of Epernay. The planted grape varieties with majority of Pinot meunier (60%) are supplemented by Chardonnay present on 30% of the pieces and the Pinot black which covers 10% of the estate. This harmonious distribution enables us to work out Champagnes of Exception. The experience, gained generations in generations, is one of the important components which contribute to famous of our Maison. Thanks to its dynamism since the years 1970, the houseof Champagne Pierre Mignon developed considerably to reach 390.000 bottles today. We also knew to make known to us and to appreciate on the best tables of France and abroad. We invite you to discover the range of our Cuvées Classiques like our Cuvées Originales. Magnificent Champagne Clos de Graviers 2009, which combines distinction and structure, of a beautiful aromatic complexity where one finds frank notes of grilled, brioche and fresh fruit, dense and distinguished, a great Champagne tasty, of great finesse, of great persistence. L'Harmonie de Blancs 2009, develops aromas of lemon and fresh nuts, with this intense mouth and shades of white flowers and citronella, elegant moss. The Grande Réserve, of abundant moss, combining structure and finesse, is very well balanced, rich, nose dominated by fresh flowers and small dried fruits, well developed as the Prestige, a tasty cuvée, with a subtle and persistent nose, pretty moss, with aromas of hazelnut, yellow peach and honey. La cuvée Année de Madame 2009, 60% Chardonnay, 30% Meunier and 10% Pinot noir, of a beautiful dress, with aromas of toasted bread and apricot, which combines aromatic intensity and persistence, with notes of white flowers, abundant moss, It is a wine of gastronomy. Remarkable cuvée Pure Zero Dosage, 55% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot noir, assemblage aged in cellars more than 3 years, (crude nature not dosed), very fruity on the nose as in the mouth, subtle and persistent. Taste also the Prestige Rosé de Saignée, 40% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot meunier and 10% Pinot noir, which develops a wide and silky mouth, very fruity, a wine with a lot of sweetness, perfect on a strawberry shortbread pie. The Grand Cru Blanc de blancs, 100% Chardonnay, is all in aromatic lightness, with scents of fresh fruit and acacia, a cuvée very well dosed, fresh, combining finesse and structure. To finish the rosé crude, 70% Pinot meunier, 15% Pinot noir and 15% Chardonnay, which develops notes of well ripe red berries, a nice finish on the palate.


LES RICEYS
CHAMPAGNE JACQUES DEFRANCE

Since 1867, four generations have succeeded each other in renowned climates. Beyond the sparkling pearls, the DEFRANCE family has for many years the privilege and the art of vinifying the famous « Vin Rosé des Riceys ».. The domain consists mainly of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Christophe Defrance in collaboration with his wife Marie-Dominique for about twenty years, and more recently with his daughter Anne-Sophie, has evolved cultural practices to extract all the riches of their land of belonging in respect of nature and the terroir. Today, insecticides, antibotrytis and herbicides are no longer used and all soils are cultivated mechanically. The Champagne Jacques DEFRANCE is certified Terra Vitis and HVE III. The Maison offers: Brut Tradition: fruity and fine, a large and mature cuvée with notes of lily and pear. Brut Exception (100 % Pinot Blanc): fresh with notes of dried fruit, acacia flowers, apricot, peach and pineapple; it reveals a persistent foam. Brut Terre Blanche, Blanc de blancs : champagne from a fragmentary selection, with citrus notes, elegant and mineral. Brut "Argile Rose" : gourmet, it develops notes of small red fruits at maturity. Nice fresh and fruity finish. gourmet rosé champagne, developing notes of small red fruits when ripe. Nice fresh and fruity finish. The Rosé Wine of Riceys 2012: light and silky colour, subtle and persistent nose with aromas of strawberry and plum jam. The mouth is supple with shades of blackberries and kirschés fruit. You can also discover Native Solera-Brut, Native Extra-Brut, Native Rosé-Brut, Cuvée Brut Excellence (100% Pinot Noir), Brut Prestige and Brut Nature.


POUILLON
CHAMPAGNE BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS

Family estate of 5.36 ha, including 4.60 ha of vine with which prevails of Pinot meunier. It is Robert Massonnot, the grandfather of David Bourdaire, who began the agri-wine activity thanks to some family grounds. In 1951, it founds with three other vine growers the co-operative of Pouillon and markets its first bottles in 1956. At that time, the co-operative is only one place of collection and pressing, which sells the harvest of the members in the form of musts to the traders Champagne. They are only 2 to make their Champagne, themselves in the buildings of the co-operative with their own material. This winemaker proposes you this remarkable Champagne Vintage 2007, always very typical terroir, of a very beautiful color, combining charm and frame, all in structure and perfumes, the nose of small fresh fruits, an unmodified cuvée, dense and very persistent, very fresh and perennial on the palate. All in shades, its raw rosé, also not dosed, is very floral, subtly spicy, seductive by its finesse of aromas, which can be led to seafood tarts or a crab in the Caribbean. Excellent White of raw whites, part of which is vinified in barrels, it smells the musk, the queen apple and the hawthorn, very attractive on the nose as in the mouth, with notes of hazelnut in the final, perfect, for example, on oysters or marinated raw salmon. Beau Prestige non dosé, 40% Pinot meunier, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot noir, from rich silty soils, which develops delicious buttery aromas, lively mouth, fine and complex with fresh citrus flavors, where we find shades of ripe grapes and nuts, all in flavors. Its Tradition, 100% Pinot meunier, is a beautiful success, a cool cuvée, elegant moss, all in the end, a very saline Champagne that makes salivate. Taste the Brut Reserve (very pretty bottle screen-printed), suave, all in subtlety, with connotations of flowers and toasted bread and this hint of freshness on the palate.


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