Guide VERON des Champagnes 2018
(around 49 euros per bottle)
Luxurious bottle, particularly neat.
Fine bead of foam, persistent.
Delicate harmony, which takes us into an endless whirl of pleasure.
The Chardonnay, exclusive varietal of the Champagne, harvested by hand in 2002 in plots selected in the Grands Crus of Avize and Chouilly, in the Côte des Blancs, slowly unveils its sensuality, with its delicious scents of apple, candied citrus fruits, quince, apricot and grape, enhanced by a lively breath, iodized and mentholated.
Later, the nose reveals generous fragrances of honey and roasted coffee, expressions of the well-defined maturity, obtained by 13 years of ageing on laths of the bottles, before riddling and disgorgement.
The vertiginous purity, result of the rigorous selection of the first juices (cuvée) during the pressing of the whole grapes, underlined by the bright minerality of the chalky soils, gives way to a sensual balance.
Lively and deliciously acidulous finish, driven by the silky effervescence.
Fabulous length on the palate.
With this Cuvée Grand Couronnement Brut 2002 (6,000 bottles), Bertrand Lhopital, executive director of the Champagne House J. of Telmont and Sylvie Collas, cellar master, deliver us a rare Champagne, inspired interpretation of the superb year 2002 and crowning achievement of their œnological talent.
To taste as an aperitif or during a meal, with scallops and truffles, for example.
Now directed by Bertrand Lhopital and his sister Pascale, the Champagne House J. of Telmont has been perpetuating with passion the family heritage. The House is based on a supply of 107 hectares of vines established in 40 of the best terroirs of Champagne, but especially on its 30 hectares vineyard, of which 5 hectares cultivated according to the biodynamy principles to reduce the environmental footprint, to offer exceptional Champagnes, particularly with a rare collection of old vintages unveiled on the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 2012.
Champagne J. De Telmont
1 avenue de Champagne
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 58 40 33