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.
I am a huge fan of this house and they are huge fans of Australia. I actually asked Francois what his favourite thing was about living in Australia and he told me it was the toughest question I asked him – there was so much to love. But he rated the Aussie mindset, the weather and… our wines!!
When I asked him what he really likes most about champagne he said that it was such a joyful wine.
“I love observing people’s reactions when they are poured a glass of champagne, smiling faces and millions of stars in the eyes. There is no doubt that champagne brings happiness.”
François is my kind of guy. And Champagne Brimoncourt is my kind of wine! So let’s find out more about the Brut Régence.
Champagne Brimoncourt Brut Régence Tasting Notes
Bubble & Flute Review
In a word … BOLD.
Bold was my first reaction to trying the Brut Régence… long before François told me the Brimoncourt story (catch up on that here). 80% chardonnay is a very different blend to the mainstream brands I’m used to.
The mood or moment…This is a summer party vibe for sure. Beach party, house party, a BIG boxing day BBQ with all of your friends.
One of my go-to summer champs has always been Taittinger Brut Reserve. It has a lot of chardonnay in it and every time I drink a bottle of Taittinger, I imagine a soundtrack of Jack Johnson playing in the background. It’s that chilled-out, happy, relaxed, gentle and easy smooth summer vibe.
So if Taittinger is like a Jack Johnson tune, Brimoncourt is more like listening to Hilltop Hoods at a summer music festival. Still summer, but bigger, bolder, louder.
*Bubble & Flute Champagne Style – Fresh & Crisp
Wine Expert Reviews
Tyson Stelzer… Four years lees age has built a biscuity style, upholding the salty definition of the Côte des Blancs. A dusty overlay of imperfect fruit quashes the vibrancy and precision that is expected from great crus in the strong 2013 season. It concludes with phenolic bite and dry astringency. 86 Points
Andrew Caillard… Light colour, lovely creamy wine with fresh grapefruit, tonic water, lemon curd flavours, yeasty, grilled nut complexity, fine light chalky textures, sprightly effervescence and superb mineral length. Very attractive elegant refreshing style. 94 points.
Official tasting notes for the Champagne Brimoncourt
Eye… An elegant, clear and golden robe lit up with a generous string of fine and dancing bubbles.
Nose… A subtle and delicate nose of white flowers (acacia). Beautiful freshness and great fineness. The open and flexible attack on the palate blooms with slighty toasted aromas of white peach.
Mouth… The first freshness in the mouth is tempered by the fruit of Pinot Noir structuring the wine. A perfectly balanced champagne, without heaviness or excessive sweetness. Soft notes lit up with fine and silky bubbles.
Food pairing…Its fineness and elegance call for sharing. Best savoured on a lime and sea bass tartare, a langoustine ceviche, a poached turbot with mousseline sauce, melting scallops on braised leeks and of course and above all, as a shared aperitif.
The Technical Details
20% Pinot Noir
Dosage – 6 g/l
Aged – for a minimum of 3 – 4 years on lees
Reserve wines – 30% reserve wines
Fermentation – Stainless steel vats
Total annual production – total house production is about 150,000
Bubble & Flute Champagne Style* – Fresh & Crisp
See my notes on the other blends from Champagne Brimoncourt here:
I’ve also 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.
Prices are a guide at time of writing.
*Bubble & Flute Champagne Style Guide
After more than a decade of champagne tastings with everyone from beginners to fully-fledged champs-snobs, I have developed a theory that everyone has a basic, favourite style of champagne they’ll always choose over everything else.
I have developed my Bubble & Flute Champagne Style to reveal your champagne style and suggest more champagnes to try, based on your style, that I think you are totally going to love!
Once you know your champagne style you will visit wine shops or shop online feeling more confident and comfortable selecting new champagnes because you know and understand what style of champagnes you like most.
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