About Champagne Brimoncourt
When I met Champagne Brimoncourt Australian Brand Ambassador, François Crémière, a little while ago he offered me a tasting of the full range.
While we were tasting he gave me some inside info about the house and ALL its champagnes which you can read over here on my blog.
But a quick summary of what I love about this brand (and it’s something François loves too!) is the story of the house is totally non-traditional and pretty bold! Champagne Brimoncourt was re-born in 2008 by Alexandre Cornot, a former lawyer and art collector who almost accidentally started a champagne house. I think I can relate to Alexandre not having a conventional background in wine or champagne… because neither do I. There are no Masters of Wine or Vin de Champagne entries hidden under my cap which I think brings a different perspective.
François also said he loves facing of against the traditional champagne giants (the big brands) – he finds it challenging and exciting. He says the Brimoncourt team started from nothing, but they are young and energetic and their wines offer an exceptional quality.
Find the rest on the blog, but right now I am going to do a deeper dive into the….
Champagne Brimoncourt Blanc de blancs
Notes from Brimoncourt…
Nose… The typical nose opens on notes of brioche and fruits with aromas of white flowers (hawthorn and acacia).
Mouth… The palate is fleshy, smooth, enveloped by the freshness of citrus notes, lemon and grapefruit zest. A remarkable sweetness and a lingering mineral finish invite to prolong the pleasure.
Food pairing… Extremely fresh and subtle, Brimoncourt’s Blanc de Blancs is ideal for a distinctive aperitif; it also agrees with smoked salmon, sashimi, sushi, shellfish and grilled fish.
In a word… Floral and fresh (OK so it’s two words!)
The occasion… SUMMER. And there is probably water nearby (beach or pool). This is perfect for an Aussie Christmas seafood feast. You can pop a bottle of the Brut Regence from Brimoncourt first and work your way up to the blanc de blancs with your prawns and scallops, bugs and fresh lobster.
The tech stuff for the champagne nerds…
The blend – 100% chardonnay from 8 crus (about 90% Grand Cru according to François): Avize, Vertus, Oger, Grauves, Le Mesnil sur Oger, VillersMarmery, Cuis and Chouilly
Time on lees 4 years
Where to buy it
I’ve written about Champagne Brimoncourt in a bunch of my posts… #ICYMI check these out below
Let me know what you think of Champagne Brimoncourt! Have you met François Crémière in your champagne travels? Make sure you post a pic and tag @bubbleandflute #bubbleandflute #happychamper #champagnefan
Wine tasting is a subjective and personal experience. What I smell and taste will be different to what you smell and taste. It doesn’t make either of us right or wrong but I enjoy sharing my experience and would love to hear yours. Even if you respectfully disagree.
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