Sophie and Pierre Larmandier are part of a family that has been cultivating vines since the French Revolution and was already renowned at the beginning of the 20th century for its Cramant Nature. At the head of Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Pierre has devoted himself since 1988 to the pure expression of his terroirs. this Blanc de Blancs by Larmandier Bernier is a beautiful way to discover this domain. Larmandier-Bernier, Longitude Brut 1º Cru Blanc de Blancs owes its character to a 2009 harvest, supplemented by reserve wines from several previous vintages for about 40%. Pretty golden yellow colour. Intensely aromatic, the nose opens with delicate notes of white flowers to give way to gourmet buttery and brioche notes marked by scents of toasted almond. The minerality of the terroir is expressed on pleasant smoky notes. Frank and generous, the palate deploys a wide texture while keeping a purity and freshness full of righteousness. Ideal with grilled oysters, classic roast duck, cheese (Brie de Meaux, Comté, ewe's cheese).
The first Champagne House founded in 1729, Ruinart is an unmissable reference. The historic Maison de Champagne Ruinart owes its origin to the visionary and precursor monk Dom Thierry Ruinart. An emblematic white grape variety, Chardonnay is the signature and soul of Ruinart champagnes, leaving its distinguished mark in each of the House's vintages. Beautiful yellow colour with golden and green highlights. The finesse of the effervescence is persistent. Intense bouquet revealing fresh fruit, citrus and pineapple. Floral aromas expressed on notes of lime and white peach. The palate is round and harmonious. Voluptuous texture carried by a beautiful freshness. The finish is mineral. Exquisite with salmon gravlax, truffle risotto, or creamy veal fillets with morels.
The House of Champagne Deutz was founded in 1838 in Aÿ by two Prussians, including William Deutz. Throughout the 20th century, the heirs of the founders gradually built the vineyard by buying plots in the best terroirs. Today, the Champagne house Deutz is owned by the Roederer family. Deutz champagnes display a harmonious style between virtuosity and refinement. Effervescently filled with pink tinges and fine bubbles, Deutz Rosé millesimé 2014 is fragrant on the nose with aromas of cherries, blackberries, pomegranates and redcurrants. A deliciously full-bodied Champagne, with flavours reminiscent of strawberries and raspberries and a pleasantly well-balanced finish. Delicious with fine charcuterie, lobster, Sushi and Sashimi or a strawberry Pavlova.
Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire. The Champagne is a blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may reach 15 years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and absolute elegance. The Champagne's exceptional finesse is due to at least another six years cellaring. Grande Cuvée will pair exceptionally well with caviar.
Benefiting from an exceptional terroir of perfectly exposed plots, extremely calcareous, the Quattuor cuvée of House of Drappier is a subtle and racy champagne, magnificent expression of its appellation. There is a beautiful aromatic finesse with touches of grapes, citrus fruits, honeyed apples, fig jam and white flowers. The mouth is fresh and mineral. Chiseled, it also offers a final of beautiful persistence. Wonderful with foie gras with an onion compote, lobster with crispy vegetables, Salmon with lemon confit.