Francis Orban champagne

Francis Orban champagne 

In Champagne, the two main categories of producers are the big houses, making classic Champagne from grapes they mostly buy, and small independent domains making what we call “Grower’s Champagne”, using only grapes from their own vineyards. We tend to focus on the second category for many reasons, one being that they make more “authentic” Champagne, true reflection of their terroir and know-how. We also like to think that this is where we can find real value in the bottle, without paying for marketing and label. Champagne Francis Orban is our latest discovery and we are quite proud of being the first to offer them in the UK!

Francis Orban is the 4th generation of the family to manage this small domain in the heart of the Marne Valley. After taking it over in 1999, he decided to stop making Champagne for others and launch his own brand - this wasn’t such a bad move: his different Cuvées are just brilliant!

The Marne Valley is the home of Pinot Meunier and Francis is trying to promote this less-known grape in his Champagnes - he does it quite well in our opinion. Pinot Meunier usually makes complex Champagne with a lot of personality and from his Brut Réserve to the highly-complex "L’Orbane", they will show you how a real wine can hide behind each Champagne.

£ 21.60

This classic Brut Champagne is the ideal start to discover Francis Orban's know-how. A creamy Champagne with delicate aromas of yellow fruit supported by a balanced structured and a nutty finish, typical of the Pinot Meunier grape. A true winemaker's Champagne at a very decent price and a much better value than what you would find in high street shops at...

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£ 23.90

Francis Orban's Brut Rosé, made exclusively of Pinot Meunier, is a typical rosé Champagne to drink with a fruit dessert! The grape provides a good structure and a strong personality. The nose delivers unusual aromas of rose and other flowers, followed by persistent aromas of peach, gooseberry and grapefruit on the palate. A great and complex rosé with a...

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£ 25.90

Brut Prestige is an upmarket and very classy Cuvée. The Chardonnay, blended with Pinot Meunier, gives in a smooth and elegant Champagne. Boasting a superb nose of citrus, green apple and a hint of mint. Palate is perfectly balanced with a long, toasted finish. A bit more complex than the Brut Réserve, it’s definitely one of our favourites in Francis...

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£ 34.00

With this Extra-Brut Vintage, Francis Orban is unveiling its abilities to make a great Vintage Champagne. It's elegant, aromatic and the high proportion of Chardonnay brings freshness and minerality. On the palate, citrus, white fruits, almond and honey all come together nicely and the finish id long and fresh. Both an aperitif and a meal Champagne, this...

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£ 59.00

L'Orbane is the kind of bottle that would take your Champagne experience to a whole new level. Made only in great vintages and with grapes from selected parcels only, it is the quintessence of Francis Orban's vineyard. Its dark golden colour and complex nose of apple, honey and vanilla are characteristic of its ageing in oak barrels. Palate is round,...

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