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Grower Champagne - Guy Charbaut (375ml), NV, Cuvée de Réserve Brut 1er Cru

Sparkling, Old World, Champagne from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France

Past wine – out of stock


This cuvée is a selection of grapes gathered from the oldest vines of the House. It comprises one third Chardonnay and two thirds Pinot Noir. A portion of the Chardonnay comes from the Côte des Blancs to give the wine both a perfect balance and high quality.  It is aged on lees for 48 months before disgorgement (sediment removal) giving the champagne a very complex, biscuity nose and flavour.  Last tasted by us in April 2014.

The House of Charbaut produces excellent quality champagne that delivers fabulous value against its bigger, more famous neighbours.  Three generations of wine farming started with grandfather André in Mareuil-sur-Ay in 1930.  Guy followed in his footsteps, planting additional vines and launching his own label.  Guy's children, Brigitte and Xavier, now continue the tradition and have upheld the family character of the Champagne House, maintaining the prestige of the brand through the quality of the wines they produce.

We have visited Charbaut many times to stock up for our own consumption (when we really need something bigger than a half bottle) - read here
 

  • Cutlivar

    Chardonnay / Pinot Noir

  • Dry / Sweet

    Dry

  • Oaked

    No oak

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Alcohol ABV

    12.5%

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Mike John Matthews -Huffington Post
Guy Charbaut NV - Cuvée de Réserve Brut, 1er Cru is a grower Champagne from the small commune of Mareuil-sur-Ay, Marne, Champagne. Grower is a term for a single estate vineyard where the Champagne is produced from the same estate where the grapes come from, you may not know the names but they tend to be, for me, wines of top quality and finesse. The owners take more care and pride over their product. Not to dismiss Grandes Marque brands; big brands where the grapes come from around the region, but they do offer something different. This particular wine, pop it open and breathe it in. Rich stewed apples, brown sugar, cinnamon spice aromas. The palate initially delivers what you get on the nose but subsides to give a light freshness down the middle of the tongue. Dry with fresh soft bubbles and nice acid levels that carry with the fruit.

Mike's rating, 8-10

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mike-john-matthews/wine_b_2022481.html
From: kevin.dilton-hill@halfwine.com | Date: 11/5/2012 4:51 PM
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