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!
From the Grand Cru village of Verzy, this is a wonderful 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that showcases the fruits of the region wonderfully. Perfect as an aperitif or with nibbles it’s a wine we return to again and again.
Our second wine is another Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend, but heavier on the Pinot this time and from the very far south of Champagne. As you’d expect it’s a much more serious and vinous affair – juicy, rich and bold, it will hold its own with food.
Staying in the South, we come to a pure Chardonnay from the last southerly chalk outcrop in Champagne – the village of Montgueux. Bringing its own unique style to the varietal, this cuvée delivers a wonderfully rich palate filled with honeysuckle, flowers and spice. You’d never know it was zero dosage!
A fabulous contrast to the Chardonnay, this is a true classic on home turf. Full of black fruits with just a hint of sugar it’s juicy, lateral and rich – everything you’d expect from a proper Pinot from the Grand Cru village of Verzenay.
Moving into the Marne and classic Meunier territory, this is a fabulously rich and tense experience from Dehours, marrying the fruitiness alongside a delicate play of oxidation. Really precise, crisp and delicious – it can't help but to bring a smile to your face.
What better way to finish the case than with a rosé? This blend shows a lovely colour and 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.