Magnum: Champagne Gremillet Brut Selection NV
Our 'House' Champagne made from a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. This is excellent value for money and has a lovely elegant 'mousse' ('mousse' is a term used with sparkling wines to describe the finesse of the bubbles within the wine). The high proportion of Pinot Noir in the blend results in a champagne that is quite creamy in texture and has a lovely depth of fruit.
Jean-Michel Gremillet growers Champagne continues to be extremely well written-up in press reviews but, more importantly, has won over an increasingly large band of supporters in the past fifteen years. These are extremely elegant wines that have undergone a surprisingly long bottle-ageing process that gives them a roundness not often found at this level.
The Gremillet family own some prime-site vineyards in the Aube departement and their impeccable cellars are situated in the village of Balnot-sur-Laignes, about 50km. to the south-east of Troyes. The Brut Reserve has a firm structure with a lovely soft, toasty fruit and pale straw colour, whilst the Cuvee des Dames Chardonnay has a very fine bead and creamy fresh fruit with a classic bouquet of pain-grille.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay