Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne has an unmistakable vanilla subtlety that would express a sweetness to some. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne Rose is even sweeter without the vanilla over-taste and is appreciated by some as a complement to the fish course especially salmon - try it sometime.

Sparkling wine was invented in the Limoux area of Languedoc about 1535. Champagne was first produced in the French region of Champagne about 1700.

Champagne is made from vineyards that grow Chardonnay, Pinot noir and meunier varieties. The mature grapes are sorted and undergo rapid pressing, but without crushing so as to avoid and maceration. After a settling the must is fermented at low temperature. "Prise de mousse" is a second fermentation in the bottle and is produced by adding to the wine a highly concentrated yeast liqueur. The bottles are then capped [they used to be corked back in my day - 1963] and racked horizontally. After a controlled period of fermentation, the bottles are re-racked with a neck down tilt. For some time the bottles are individually rotated by hand and laid to rest in a slightly different position until all the sediment reaches the cork - or cap. Not very long ago a clever machine was used to removed the old cork from the upside-down bottles and replaced them with a new corks - an great machine to watch. Many vineyards now freeze the neck and disgorge the ice with the sediment. This is less wasteful I am told. At this stage the wine can be "topped-up" with old wine to produce a particular champagne vintage.

Brut Champagne is sharper and drier than the sweeter varieties. It is said of sweet champagne "What flavours are you trying to cover up?" because with the drier Brut Champagne it the easier to taste the inferiority or poor manufacture of the Champagne. This often results in Brut Champagne being more expensive that the sweeter varieties.
Taittinger Brut Champagne Réserve is produced as a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot wines and is very palatable. Order your Taittinger Brut Champagne Réserve here and we often have a good offer on our Moet Champagne cellar that offers Moet Champagne prices that will really excite you.