Head sommelier at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Jerome Faure, suggests five of the best champagnes from Prince Maurice’s cellar to celebrate with this festive season.
Our fourth and fifth champagnes have been selected by head sommelier at Constance Lémuria, Lucas Girod, who has chosen two champagnes served by the glass.
S De Salon Blanc de Blanc 1966
The most exclusive of all the champagnes, the Salon is only made in truly exceptional years when Mother Nature and the winemakers coincide to create an incredible wine. In 1966 flowering went well and although storms that year caused losses across the champagne region, Salon were able to harvest its Chardonnay grapes at the peak of health. The perfect wine to celebrate a special occasion.
Bollinger Special Cuvée
One of the great Champagne houses, Bollinger’s Special Cuvée is an icon amongst non-vintage champagnes. The result of delicate blending between harvest grapes and reserve wines (some aged in magnums for more than 15 years), this is a rich, full flavoured champagne with a characteristically creamy texture. An indulgent party champagne.
Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier
Everything about this Cuvée Rosé exudes extravagant independent style, even down to its unique bottle shape, inspired by French King, Henri IV. Prior to 1968 making a non-vintage rosé champagne was unheard of until visionary Bernard de Nonancourt of Laurent-Perrier revolutionised traditional thinking with this wine. Combining real structure with freshness and a soft, vinous character, this is a perfect choice for those who like to live a life less ordinary.
Dom Pérignon 2003
A one of a kind and unique champagne – now served by the glass. A rigorous selection process in both the vineyard and winery ensures that only the best grapes go into Dom Pérignon champagne. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are used in roughly equal proportions without one variety dominating the other. In its youth, Dom Pérignon shows incredibly smooth, creamy fruit with perfect balance and weight. As it ages, it takes on wonderfully toasty aromas and finesse.
DEUTZ Brut Classic
The most ‘classical’ of the Deutz cuvees to enjoy by the glass! Soft floral notes on the nose coupled with citrus, toast and appley notes on the palate lead to a long fresh finish with good complexity. The Brut Classic is equal parts Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.