mercredi 25 mars 2020

Champagne Cuperly – Cuvée Prestige Grand Cru Brut

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2016

(around 20 euros per bottle)

Original and luxurious presentation.

Aspect :

·        Pale gold, brilliant.
·        Very fine bubbles.
·        Reserved bead of bubbles.

Nose :

·        Radiant, it immediately reveals a joyful and sensual aromatic spectrum.
·        Hints of apple and pear compote, with hazelnut, apricot and raisin, thanks to the Chardonnay (30%).
·        The nose becomes powerful, with some touching notes of red fruits signatures of the Pinot Noir (70%), underlined by delicate spices (pepper, cinnamon and liquorice) and by subtle woody notes, the result of ageing of base wines for 4 to 6 months in small oak barrels (around 15 years old).
·        Later, the maturity of the Cuvée is revealed, the culmination of ageing on laths of the bottles for 5 years before disgorgement, with honey and beeswax flavours.

Palate :

·        Pure attack, reinforced by the rigorous selection of first run wine (cuvée) during the pressing of the grapes and by the timely stop of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines.
·        The mouth becomes deep and enveloping, enhanced by a silky effervescence.
·        Deliciously acidulous finish.
·        Remarkable length on the palate.

With this cuvée Prestige Grand Cru Brut, Patrick Morieux, Chef de Cave, was able to blend wines from 2008 (2 thirds) to reserve wines, to offer us a touching interpretation of Grands Crus vineyards of the House Cuperly (Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly-Champagne and Beaumont-sur-Vesle).

To taste during a meal, with thin slices of saddle of lamb with citrus fruits and spices, for example.

Established in Verzy, in the heart of the Moutain of Reims, the Champagne House Cuperly carefully cultivates its vineyard of 23 hectares, mainly located in Grands Crus and composed of 80% of Pinot Noir and 20% of Chardonnay. A precise and gentle oenology, with vinification and ageing of the base wines in oak barrels and the stop of the malolactic fermentation, gives birth to around 800,000 bottles of highly expressive Champagnes per year.

Champagne Cuperly
2 rue de l’ancienne église
BP 13
51 380 Verzy
Tel. : +33 (0)3 26 05 44 60
Fax. : +33 (0)3 26 49 98 74