Armand de Brignac, Demi-Sec, Champagne NV

Score

93
  • Grape Variety: Pinot Noir 40%
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay 40%
  • Grape Variety: Pinot Meunier 20%

Manufacturer:

Cattier

Christelle Guibert samples the demi-sec non-vintage Champagne from Armand de Brignac.

Armand de Brignac Demi-Sec

This cuvée was launched last year. This is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier and from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages.

The wine has spent almost six years ageing in the cellar before released. Despite having 33 g/l of dosage, the sugar is very well-integrated and it doesn’t taste that sweet.

Lovely candied fruit and red fruit compote with notes of blueberries and raspberry. Palate is juicy with a creamy texture and some white floral hint on the finish. Light and fresh with a great depth.

Food pairing suggestion: This cuvée was launched to match exotic food but will also pair nicely dark chocolate pudding or even Fois Gras.

Alc: 12.5%

Where to buy it:

Taste over 80 fine Italian wines at Decanter’s Grandi Marchi tasting on 9 October 2019 – book tickets today