jeudi 13 février 2020

Champagne Faniel-Filaine - Cuvée Prestige Hermance

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017

(around 36 euros per bottle)

Bright, original and elegant bottle.



Very fine bubbles.

Delicate bead of bubbles.


Radiant and gourmet, thanks to the long period between disgorgement and marketing (3 to 6 months).

Heady respiration, between aromas of white fruit and red and black fruits, deliciously iodized, translations of the inspired blending, with tasting, of the base wines from the three champenois varietals (40% of Chardonnay from 2006, 35% of Pinot Noir from 2005 and 25% of Meunier from 2006).

Well defined maturity, result of 9 years of ageing on laths of the bottles before disgorgement, with generous scents of gingerbread and pastries, evolving towards touches of roasted coffee and cocoa.


Supple, deep and dense attack, underlined by the joyful minerality of the terroir of Damery, in the Marne Valley.

The mouth becomes caressing, expression of the partial malolactic fermentation of the base wines and of the considered dosage, with 7.5 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement.

Tasty finish, underlined by the creamy effervescence.

Remarkable length on the palate.

With this Cuvée Prestige Hermance, homage to Patricia’s grandmother, Jean-Louis Faniel, cellar master of the Champagne House Faniel-Filaine, was able to implement and inspired and natural oenology, without inoculation with yeasts nor with lactic bacteria and with a very low dosage of sulphur, to offer us this rare cuvée, source of intense pleasure.

To taste from aperitif to meal, with a hot foie gras slice, for example.

From the union of two families historically settled in the Marne Valley, the Champagne House Faniel-Filaine perpetuates the champenois expertise since 1696. Jean-Louis vinifies with gentleness and passion grapes from the three champenois varietals carefully selected within his vineyard well exposed on the southern slopes of the Marne Valley, to produce quality Champagnes.

Champagne Faniel-Filaine
77 rue Paul Douce
51480 Damery
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 58 62 67
Cel.: +33 (0)6 81 14 47 22