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This cuvee is made from Chardonnay grapes - very rich in 2009 - and balanced by the blend of Pinot Noir. Its name (“Interlude”) reflects the moment of savouring it as well as the limited quantity of this cuvee.
• Eye: golden yellow robe with glinting highlights.
• Nose: a smooth nose opening on notes of candied citrus fruit and almonds, developing on aromas of honey and sweet spices.
• Mouth: a creamy, buttery mouth with accents of pear and vanilla and notes of fresh grasses and recently-cut hay with just a hint of saline emerging at the finish. With its attractive length and persistence, this cuvee has real soul and exceptional aromatic complexity.
Composition: 88% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Noir.
Vinification: partial malolactic fermentation. Aged for at least 5 years in our cool cellars and 6 months after disgorging.
Domaine Champagne Étienne Doué is located in the commune of Montgueux in the Aube wine region of Champagne. As a grower who produces Champagne from his estate vineyards (RM) Étienne is part of a select group of “vigneron independent” who believe in growing, vinifying and selling only the wines that they produce.
The vineyards of the estate are located in the southern region of Champagne known as the Aube. The soils here contain a higher degree of clay than its neighbors to the north (Montagne de Reims, Cotes de Blanc, Valley of the Marne) Nevertheless, along with the Kimmeridgian marls and gray clays so prevelant in this region, the vineyards of Étienne Doué also exhibit a scattered degree of hard limestone, limestone, and some chalk. With this soil profile and the continental climate of the region, Étienne has elected to cultivate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Winemaking at Champagne Étienne Doué is strait-forward and uncomplicated. The grapes are hand-harvested, then vinified in stainless steel vats. For all of the white wines, malolactic fermentation is carried out. The wines are then lightly filtered, but not fined. No oak is used in the vinification of the wines.
Bright, delicate, expressive and fun are great descriptors for the wines of Champagne Etienne Doué. Whether they are enjoyed on their own as a toast to begin the festivities, or as a delicate complement to a specific gastronomic course, the Champagnes of Etienne Doué are always an characterful and memorable addition.
The blend is 59% Pinot Noir and Meunier (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 41% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Based on the 2014 vintage. Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter.
Brut Rosé is racy and high-toned thanks to its high percentage of Chardonnay with just 5% Pinot Noir providing a pale melon color. The wine is firmly dry while showing the texture and richness that comes from nearly three years aging on its lees. High energy and nerve are the lasting impressions of any Leclerc Briant Champagne.
Alphaël, angel of knowledge and light, embodies the pure expression of our Chardonnay Grand Cru: fresh and well-balanced, with notes of citrus fruit. With its pale, golden aspect, and glints of emerald, it shimmers with a fine effervescence.
The first nose, subtle and elegant, unveils notes of candied quince and a rich mineral essence. It then opens out into flavours of fresh fruit, such as peach, and light notes of orange zest.
In the mouth, white flowers lead into the slightly roasted and gingerbread undertone of the finish.
A crisply fresh champagne to be indulged in at leisure: "La Grâce d’Alphaël" is the perfect aperitif choice.
Elegant and subtle blend- Fresh and fruity with floral hints – Perfect with aperitif
"An expressive Champagne, featuring flavors of white cherry, acacia blossom, spice and slivered almond, set on a refined bead and layered with sleek acidity. This is linear and focused, with a hint of salinity lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 12,500 cases made." -Wine Spectator
This zero dosage 100% Pinot Meunier cuvée is a stunner. Beautiful, expressive nose of red fruits and faint floral aromas. Rich on the palate with balanced acidity, taut minerality and a super dry finish.
Les Semblables is a savory Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir showing a salty minerality dictated by its sourcing. Harvested by hand and fermented by natural yeasts, it is fermented and aged in 350 and 500 liter French oak barrels followed by 15 months aging sur latte. It is bottledwithout a dosage. The inaugural release comes from the 2015 vintage.
Introducing The elaboration of the cuvée is made by a technique of blending. The wine is elaborated with a blending of 100% cuvée. The composition is the same as the brut one. At the moment when the blending is done, about 15% of red wine is added to the cuvee. Thanks to this method, it is possible to keep a constant color.
Good accompaniment: Aperitif for a summer day, or a friendly evening or an after meal, this character Rosé will ideally accompany a strawberry pie or a red fruit soup. It has also got enough power to accompany méditerrannéan flavors dishes such as red mullet, fish paella, lamb shops with herbs.
Dom Pérignon only creates vintage wines; it is an absolute commitment. Only the best grapes from the most exceptional years are used, making each vintage distinct. It is the perfect embodiment of the Power of Creation – an act of creation that elevates the mind and enlightens the world. The luminous sweetness of tropical fruit – green mango, melon, pineapple – instantly shines. It then cedes to more temperate notes, the tingle of orange zest, the mist of a mandarin orange. The wine breathes, revealing its freshness. The bloom after the rain. A tactile sensation of peony, jasmine and lilac. The wine immediately imposes its ample presence, full and massive. A sappy sensation dominates as the tactile is rapidly overtaken by the aromatic. The body unfolds: generous, firm and controlled. Then it contracts, letting the wine vibrate with spices and pepper. The energy is sustained to a scintillating, saline finish.
"A firm and vivid Champagne with a precise, focused palate. Full-bodied and dry. It’s very layered and bright with light pineapple, peach, praline, cooked-apple and stone aromas and flavors. It’s very subtle and focused at the end. Integrated with richness and high acidity. Good depth. Reminds me of the 1995. Very clean. Solid. Lovely to drink already, but will age nicely." -98 points James Suckling
Dom Pérignon Vintage luminous label Magnum 2005 is full of life; Almonds and cocoa powder are gradually mixed with white fruits and dried flowers. The classic notes of the roasting end up completing the ensemble by signing a beautiful maturity.
On the palate, the wine is placed on the edge of an instantaneous and surprising way, oscillating between density and a lightness almost weightless. The precision is extreme, tactile, gloomy and without roughness.
Pale straw yellow with golden hues. Green apple and floral notes combine with a cream texture on the palate.
Serving Suggestions: Perfect for any celebration. Serve as an aperitif or with hors d’oeuvres, cold cuts and fish dishes.
Vibrant pale yellow color. The nose shows citrus fruit like grapefruit, lemon and mandarin with accents of chalky minerality. Clean in the palate where the fruity notes are confirmed. Long pleasant finish.
like pomegranate, wild strawberry and black cherry. A crunchy fruitiness upfront
at the tasting that develops into a pleasant and warm finish with raspberry and
watermelon sour candies accents.