Looking to get acquainted with the world of Artisan Champagne?
Coming in at around £30 per bottle, our non-vintage tasting case offers the most cost effective way to experience and understand small-batch, grower Champagne.
In this case, we have perfectly encapsulated the wonderfully diverse and brilliantly expressive soil differences throughout the region, with two blends, a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir, Meunier and even a rosé!
A Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend, but heavier on the Pinot and from the very far south of Champagne. As you’d expect it’s a serious and vinous affair – juicy, rich and bold, it will hold its own with food.
Classic Côte des Blancs Chardonnay from a clutch of Grand Cru holdings. The nose is super bright whilst the palate perfectly demonstrates the chalky profile of the region. As it opens you notice the complexity and this playful pithy note too.
A pure Marne Meunier from legends of the grape and, if you’ve never tried Meunier, it’s a great introduction. There is a big mouth-feel and a palate full of full of white fruits and a pleasant, rich stewed fruit note alongside some lovely toasted flavours.
Coming from the very East of the Marne Valley, bordering the Montagne de Reims this pure Pinot Noir is vinified 40% in oak, 40% in steel and 20% concrete egg. The colour is a lovely, almost light pink hue – reminiscent of Provençal rosé! It’s brilliantly vinous with plenty of structure giving a real sense of place, with great weight and fruit.
A fruity blend of 50/30/20, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier respectively, with 7g/ltr, based on the 2015 vintage. Coming from the legendary village of Bouzy this is a great comparison to Bollinger (similar blend, dosage and region). The wine displays a lovely round, fruity profile with a little chalk and a crisp, dry finish.
We couldn’t leave out a rosé and this blend is a wonderful example. A beautiful colour and a classic, sweet nose full of stewed strawberries and black pepper. The palate is creamy with a wonderful level of lift on the mid bringing a fantastic fragrant vinosity.