Arlaux Champagne, Premier Cru, Brut Grand Cuvée

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Arlaux Champagne, Premier Cru, Brut Grand Cuvée

“BÄSTA KÖP” *** – Allt om Vin nr 11/2015

All Arlaux cuvées are 100% Premier Cru and 100% Tête de Cuvée (=only use the juice of the 1st press). It’s aged for significantly longer than most NV (4 years minumum) before release. Arlaux only use their own grapes from 20 to 100 year old vines which are hand-picked in order to select only the very best.

The Grand Cuvée NV is produced almost exclusively from 2008’s harvest along with 30% of Reserve wines giving the cuvee almost 4 years aging in bottle already before disgorgement.

Style: Open, complex, fruity and toasty aromas, where you can find brioche, nuts and almonds. The taste has also ripe red apple, pear and lively citrus bringing the champagne its freshness. Fine, small bubbles the acidity in the wine and provide a very soft and round mouthfeel. Smooth and elegant ensemble gives a long lingering aftertaste.

Arlaux Brut Grande Cuvée ideal for celebrations or as an aperitif, but it is also a perfect champagne to pair with food. Serve with rich fish dishes or seafood platters.

Awards & Reviews

  • Voted # 1 and winner in blind tasting against 100 NV Champagnes by Lisa Perrotti Brown MW.
  • 92 points by Parker
  • Sarah Abbott MW says: “Strikingly bright and sunny gold, this has generous but refined aromas of delicate honey and brioche. With fine, persistent bubbles, good concentration and much more élan and nuance than many NV at this price.”
  • BÄSTA KÖP*** – Allt om Vin nr 11/2015. “Stor, utvecklad, briochetonad doft. God, klassisk, helt torr champagnesmak”. (voted BEST BUY*** by Swedish Wine Magazine Allt om Vin nr 11/2015)

Arlaux Père et Fils, Champagne

This jewel of a Champagne comes from a single grower based in the village of Vrigny on the Petite Montagne de Reims. Arlaux vineyard is fully embedded in the “Parc Naturel de la Montagne de Reims”.

Managed by Pierre and Christine Arlaux-Marechal, Champagne Arlaux has production of a mere 60.000 bottles/year. Harvested by hand at perfect maturity, they are subject to a careful winemaking during which only the juices of the first pressing (“Tête de Cuvée”) are used. Benefiting from a long ageing process, generally reserved for prestigious vintages (four years for Brut non-vintage to up to ten years for vintages), Arlaux champagnes offer a large aromatic range and a finesse to meet the expectations of the most demanding enthusiasts.

The Arlaux Brut Cuvée is the first NV Champagne to ever receive 92 points by Parker.

Far removed from fashion and large-scale distribution, the house of Arlaux Champagne appeals to the finest palates on all of the five continents. Exceptional and very confidential, Arlaux is the favourite champagne of starred tables from Tokyo to Los Angeles, Macao or Abu Dhabi. Its secret? A family saga of course, but also land and climate that are out of the ordinary. Since 1826, the Arlaux family has been following the sole value of excellence coupled with a unique rule that favours quality at every step of the production process along with respect for the land and fellow human beings.

Entirely classified as a Premier Cru, the Arlaux vineyard has been worked without any pesticides since 1997. Through superb care, its grapes are among the most beautiful ones from the “Montagne de Reims”, the historical heart of the Champagne region. From generation to generation, the Arlaux family has remained flawlessly true to its vocation, which more than champagne, embodies a style, a spirit… Perfection, elegance and discretion.

Exclusively distributed, these wines are available in high-end restaurants and luxury hotels of many countries worldwide. We are very proud and honored to represent Arlaux Champagnes in Sweden and hope you will like it as much as we do.

Information

  • Producer: Arlaux Père et Fils
  • Country: france
  • Appellation: Vrigny
  • Grape varieties: 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
  • ECO/BIO: Yes
  • Vintage: NV
  • Alcohol content: 12%
  • Volume: 750 ml
  • Article number: 77258
  • Price: 399 kr
  • (Out of stock)

Details

  • This wine is great with:
    • Fish
    • Mingle
    • Seafood
  • Winemaker: Philippe Arlaux
  • Soil:
  • Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation dependent on vintage conditions. 4 years aging on lees in bottle. 6-8 grams dosage
  • Sugar: 8 g/liter
  • Acid: 4,5 g/liter
  • Bottles/case: 6
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