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Artisan Champagne Pack

Artisan Champagne Pack

$475.00

CHAMPAGNE DEHOURS

The Dehours’ Estate makes wines from the family vineyards, following methods of production that respect biodiversity (working the ground and allowing grass to grow between the vines). The wines are eagerly sought after by Champagne enthusiasts for their renowned 'Meunier style'; bold, flavourful and demonstrating a clear terroir-orientated approach.

 “I have a few beliefs: the respect of natural elements and their expression, the importance of detail. History and passionate commitment give a soul to the wine… The manner matters as much as the result.” - Jérôme Dehours

  • JÉRÔME DEHOURS - LES VIGNES DE LA VALLEE BRUT NV

The “Vignes de la Vallée” cuvée is made mostly with Pinot Meunier and blended with a high proportion of reserve wine from the perpetual reserve, started in 1998. Unlike the “Grande Réserve” the “Vignes de la Vallée” is matured in bottle for an extensive time of 42 to 54 months before being released.  It can be paired with pasta cooked with parmigiano regiano, foie gras, Jabugo ham and matured cheese such as Comté. Drink now – Brut - Dosage 7g/l.

  • JÉRÔME DEHOURS - GRAND RESERVE BRUT NV

Upon tasting, you’ll understand how the characteristics of the Pinot Meunier grape have become inextricably linked to the identity of this iconic vineyard. The colour is a luxurious soft gold in the glass with a vibrant bouquet of bright orange and lemon citrus, ripe apricot, pears, pine resin, wax and toasted brioche. The palate is vibrant and jolly, featuring apple pie, white and yellow stone fruit, cinnamon and vanilla spice. The dynamic mouthfeel and bubbles are silky smooth with delicious minerals lingering on the finish.

“Dehours is increasingly becoming better known among champagne aficionados as a source of mouth-filling, boldly-flavored and terroir-expressive wines.” - Peter Liem, Champagne Guide

CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD

At Champagne Pierre Paillard, Benoit and his sons, Antoine and Quentin, are custodians of an eight-generation-old family business; passionately crafting Champagne with extreme finesse. Their 10 hectares under vine are ideally located in the village of Bouzy and produce only Grand Cru offerings.

“Wow! Of all the producers I have met and the wines I have tasted during my Champagne tour in April and May this year, the cuvées from Champagne Pierre Paillard were among the most stunning.” – Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate (Aug 2018)

  • CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD – BOUZY GRAND CRU "LES PARCELLES" NV

"Les Parcelles" is a blend of different grape varietals and vintages. This excellent Bouzy Grand Cru celebrates every element of winemaking. The "Les Parcelles" is exclusively a Grand Cru blend featuring 30% of reserve wine and the 2017 base wine (70%). It is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and of 30% Chardonnay. 

The level of sophistication, plus the complexity and the finesse is an endless pleasure. The "Les Parcelles" spends four years in Domaine Pierre Paillard’s deep cellar at 10 degrees to mature and gain tiny, silky bubbles, while developing the house style. This Champagne is sophisticated, versatile and ready to drink.

  • CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD – BOUZY GRAND CRU "LES TERRES ROSES" NV

The Bouzy Grand Cru Rosé is a blend of the 2016 vintage (80%) and some reserve wine (20%). The grape varieties used are Chardonnay accounting for 65% of the blend and Pinot Noir accounting for 35% of which 6% is added as red wine. In Bouzy at Pierre Paillard, the tradition is to blend their Champagne with some “Bouzy rouge”, a special cuvée of dry red wine made from the very qualitative Bouzy grapes. 6% of “Bouzy rouge” has been included into the blend providing a red fruit flavour that you can’t find anywhere else.

It is very elegant and aromatic. The nose is deep, delivering aromas of red fruit and some hints of flowers. The mouthfeel is silky and the bubbles are tiny and elegant. Drink now.