Tasting Notes – Brut Cuvée à l’Ancienne

Dethune_1024x1024This great champagne is made in Ambonnay by a small house. Blending 50% pinot noir and 50% chardonnay it is aged in small barrels from the region before bottling in the traditional way, using real cork and a square collar held down by twine.

It rests on a rack in the cellar for at least 6 years.

The champagne we tasted was bottled in May 2007 and disgorged in April 2013.

We really enjoyed the ceremony of its opening!

Golden in colour with a fine mousse, it’s rich and very fresh on the nose and palate with notes of apple, pear, peach and apricots with some spice, floral notes and white blossoms. There are lots of layers to this wine and a lovely mouthfeel and balance to it.

It would likely go well with many dishes and just keep ageing in the cellar.