Champagne Réserve 1er Cru NV - Pascal Lejeune

The Cuvée de Réserve comes from plots classified as 1er Cru and has more Chardonnay than the Brut, which brings some acidity and freshness. Aromas of pastry and brioche are combined with notes of ripe white fruits and citrus. On the palate, fine bubbles, followed by a nice dry and creamy finish. Interesting to see the level of complexity of a Brut Champagne that has spent 5 years in the bottle before being released. It has the character of a great Champagne but without the price tag; and it has just been awarded a Bronze Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards!

£ 26.00 tax incl.

 

The Cuvée de Réserve comes from plots classified as 1er Cru and has more Chardonnay than the Brut, which brings some acidity and freshness. Aromas of pastry and brioche are combined with notes of ripe white fruits and citrus. On the palate, fine bubbles, followed by a nice dry and creamy finish. Interesting to see the level of complexity of a Brut Champagne that has spent 5 years in the bottle before being released. It has the character of a great Champagne but without the price tag; and it has just been awarded a Bronze Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards!

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Wine Characteristics When & how to drink?
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Domaine Pascal Lejeune
NV
Champagne
Champagne
Dry sparkling wine
50% Pinot Meunier
50% Chardonnay
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2020
Open and drink
10-12°C
Aperitif
 
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Soil
Vineyard
Exposure
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Dosage
Ageing
Clay and limestone
4ha in sustainable farming practice
South, South-East
30 years old
Manual
12%
8g/l (Brut)
5 years on lees in the cellar
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What experts say    
Decanter

89/100 "An attractive nose of tropical fruits, orange peel and toasted, biscuity aromas. The palate shows nice wild berry and buttered toast flavours, leading to a dry, creamy finish."

   

Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wines Awards 2017

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Silver Medal at Bettane & Desseauve Prix Plaisir

 

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