jeudi 13 février 2020

Champagne De Castelnau - Brut Millésime 2004

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017

(around 39 euros per bottle)

Luxurious bottle, decorated with gold.


Golden, solar.

Fine bubbles.

Reserved and persistent bead of bubbles.


Radiant thanks to the respect of a long period between disgorgement and shipment (more than 6 months).

Delicious scents of apple and pear compote, citrus fruits and almond, expressions of the Chardonnay (50%), enhanced by a iodized and mentholated breath, a characteristic sign of the noble terroirs of chalk.

The Pinot Noir (33%) and the Meunier (17%) are then unveiled with scents of red and black fruits, barely spicy, supported by a joyful maturity, with its notes of caramel, honey, evolving towards cocoa and roasted coffee, result of 10 years of patient ageing on laths of the bottles before disgorgement.


Lively and tasty attack, signature of the House, due to the selection of the first juices (cuvée) purer, during the pressing of the grapes.

The minerality leads us to a round, deep and warm mouth, obtained by the judicious fulfillment of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines, supported by a generous dosage, with 10 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement.

Dense, never-ending finish, punctuated by delicate spices.

Great length on the palate.

With this Brut Millésime 2004, Elisabeth Sarcelet, cellar master of the Champagne House De Castelnau was able to blend with talent the varietals and the noble terroirs to offer us a great Champagne.

To taste during gastronomic meals, to accompany a marinated gilthead bream, for example.

Established in the heart of Reims, in a production site allowing to age 29 million bottles, the Coopérative Régionale des Vins de Champagne (CRVC) tries hard to extract the quintessence of its 900 hectares planted in 149 Crus of Champagne. A perfect control of blendings, realised by tasting on separately vinified wines, according to their origin, gives birth to around 500,000 bottles of high level Champagnes per year, marketed under the brand De Castelnau acquired in 2003.

Champagne de Castelnau
5 rue Gosset
CS 80007
51724 Reims Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 77 89 00