bubbles | 7 exceptional coffees for year-end celebrations to savor with passion!
Champagne Henriot Millésime 2012: gourmet and exquisite
For more than two centuries, the Henriot family has preserved these precious creations that reflect the most beautiful moments in history
“When we blended this new creation – Premiers and Grands Crus – it was the desire to capture the diversity of olfactory profiles, while creating a harmonious whole. Thus we consider Henriot Millésime 2012 a contrasting harmony. » Alice Titian, Head of Cellar at Maison Henriot.
The coffee that combines 55% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and 45% Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims seduces with its intense, almost austere nose, balanced with incredible elegance, with airy floral notes. Aromatic flavors follow one after another: summer flowers, meringues, ripe fruits, fresh currants, chalk, minerals … In the mouth, the same ballet takes place, which makes this creation so unique and seductive.
Price: 77 euros The wine merchants
Champagne Bollinger B13: Blanc de Noire Blanc de Noire is crystalline and faceted
In 2013, Champagne had to face unique climatic conditions: a very long winter marked by snow and frost, a timid and rainy spring, and a very sunny summer dotted with violent storms. Despite this harsh climate, Champagne Bollinger has elevated wines from this particularly late harvest to vintage rank and thus produces a limited edition: B13 for Bollinger 2013. Only 5 crus, including 92% Grands Crus and 8% Premiers Crus, make up this 100% Pinot Noir.
Dress decorated with golden reflections. A rich and complex nose, with notes of ripe fruit, fruit jelly and marzipan complemented by aromas of Mirabelle plum and grape peach. On the palate, the flavors of fresh pear and almond and Tarte Tatin highlight the uniqueness of Pinot Noir with notes of citrus and candied lemon. Velvety consistency on the palate with a salty note at the end.
Price: 115 euros at the best wine merchants
Champagne Boizel Le Joyau de France 2008: Complexity and Subtlety
This champagne is the latest in the Joyau de France range, a prestigious coffee created by René Boizel and icon of the House since 1961. Made with grapes from only Grands and Premiers Crus terroirs, this coffee captures the essence of Boizel’s make-up through its elegance, poise. In a very small dose, it has long been aged in the cellars in order to reveal the full potential of this wonderful year. These selections give Joyau de France 2008 a wide olfactory palette.
To the eye, the color is a brilliant golden with continuous fine bubbles. The nose reveals a wide range of subtle scents. Taste-wise, almond and candied orange give pride of place which artfully intertwine with elegant pastry notes. Highly balanced, these delicate chords develop towards a final note full of subtlety and freshness.
Joyau de France 2008 is ideal for festive tables, and goes well with gourmet meals such as Bresse chicken with chanterelles, braised black pig from Begur or even tagine with dried fruits.
Price: 95 euros Readers: 03 26 55 21 51
Billecart Salmon Carafe Brut Sous Bois Champagne Box: Festive with Mouth Blown Decanter
This Christmas, Maison Billecart-Salmon unveils its limited edition Brut Sous Bois box, with a mouth-blown decanter, inspired by the House’s emblematic bottle, which allows Champagne to open and reveal its aromatic potential. The pleasure of pouring this unique champagne with ancestral expertise is added to the Brut Sous Bois tasting.
Made entirely from vinegar in oak barrels, the keffi seduces with its robust character. placed in equal proportions between grape varieties, Chardonnay,
Pinot Noir and Meunier, to the eye, her sparkling dress is dotted with gorgeous dancing bubbles. On the nose, harmonious expressions (dried fruits, fresh citrus, white fruits), and on the palate, gourmet pastry notes make the perfect companion for winter evenings.
Price: 175 euros in independent wine merchants and in the Billecart store
Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2014: a sparkling Chardonnay
The year 2014 comes to enrich Delamotte’s vintage stars: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, unforgettable crops that are part of the same constellation that makes up the Blanc de Blancs of Maison Delamotte founded in 1760. A blend of 7 of the best vintages. , which turns six, in early 2021, which we finally get a taste of. moment of blessing.
Its pale color with green tints makes the bead of beautiful bubbles rising in the glass shine. The wine on the nose does not betray its noble origins, its bouquet is lively, pure, straight, deep, and a strong personality! We appreciate her blunt attack, her fresh mouth, and her mouth-watering metallicness. Gourmets are not left out: the roundness of the fruit and the brioche explodes in a dreamy finish.
Price: 52 euros, points of sale on 03 26 57 51 65.
Champagne Gosset Rosé 2008 Brut: rare and special
This vintage, which is offered in a limited edition of 15,000 bottles, is only the fourth Gosset Celebris Rosé in the last 25 years. This secret coffee is the result of the unique know-how in selecting and blending terroirs. Such is the meticulous work, by Cellar Masters, of selecting plots worthy of Grand Vin, revealing Gosset’s style. . The CG inscribed on the bottle highlights the identity of the finest coffee from the oldest Maison des Vins de la Champagne, founded by Pierre Gosset in 1584.
Its copper color, luminous and crystalline, reveals its long ripening in cellars. On the nose, the aroma of strawberry jam, enhanced by spices and menthol, is lengthened by touches of ripe summer fruits: peaches, nectarines and apricots.
On the palate, aromas of ripe black cherry are balanced by a note of blood orange adding an invigorating freshness. The iodized finish recalls Chardonnays mineral, and the blend is dominated (72% and 28% Pinot Noir).
Price: 175 euros at good wine merchants and at 03 26 56 99 56.
Edouard Bronn Vintage 1996 Champagne: rich and harmonious
Edouard Brun’s “Champagne” is a reflection of his expertise in the production of Champagne wines. Some of the Aÿ cellars – where the house’s oldest bottles are jealously guarded – date back to the 13th century. Many grapes are still sleeping there.
Each vintage has the characteristics of the year listed on its label: the 1986 vintage, for example, contains only wines made from grapes harvested in 1986. Edouard Brun’s botanicals consist primarily of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay.
Upon tasting, this champagne is strong, citrusy and very olfactory. They reflect the great champagne’s ability to age harmoniously. The 1996 Edouard Brun vintage is an explosive wine. It seduces with its golden yellow colour, its very open and glowing nose and its exceptional balance between fruit and aging.
Price: 170 euros