Margaine Champagne

A Share for the Angels

The Margaine Champagne collection is a proud addition to the very fine list of champagnes Emperor Champagne has to offer. Composed mostly from a blend of predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, these champagnes are aged in barrels, where it is said that “angels will receive their share”.

The family vineyard was established in the 1920s by Bernard Margaine in the Villers-Marmery, south-west of Montagne de Reims. He and his family have been growing Chardonnay for several decades, with a present vine age of approximately 32 years.

The vineyard is located on a 6.5 hectares family estate, in an area that is surrounded predominantly by Pinot Noir. This marooning of the Chardonnay in a sea of Pinot Noir creates Chardonnay vines with a higher mineral content than usual.

A Surprise With Every Bottle

The Margaine vineyard is currently run by Arnaud Margaine, who took over from his father in 1989. Arnaud is as unconventional as any creator must be and enjoys trying out new ideas both in the vineyards and in the cellars.

He prefers not to ferment most his champagnes malolactically, in order to retain their fruity flavour and freshness. Arnaud also tries out new ideas with ageing. One of his signature styles is to age his wines in a barrel, with about 20% being fermented using the that method to create balance in the cuvées.

The use of oak barrelled dosing liquor introduces extra character to his champagnes. Another signature style of the Margaine champagnes is in the blending process, where they typically use a large quantity of reserve wines. Rather than keeping them in vats, a portion of these are bottled.

Arnaud Margaine champagnes are composed mainly of Chardonnay that carry a light and fruity flavour, while the Pinot Noir adds complexity, to create full-bodied and flowery champagnes that tend to lean towards a more feminine character overall.

The champagnes produced by the Margaine Champagne house do not lack variance in taste and texture and undeniably create a unique flavour in every bottle.

The Margaine Champagne Collection

Margaine champagnes although not as well-established as some of the older champagne houses have nevertheless been creating a stir. They produce the following:

Gross - A Blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir

Extra-Brut - Blend : 100% Chardonnay

Assembly Rosé - Blend : 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir

Rose Of Saignée (Vintage) - Blend : 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay

Special Club - 100% Chardonnay

Magnum Vintage - 100% Chardonnay, Vintage 2009

Red Champenois Hills - Blend : Pinot Noir

Ratafia Champenois - Blend : Pinot Noir juice

Fine Champenoise - Eau de vie - distillation of Chardonnay wines

Champagne A. Margaine - Chardonnay 90%, Pinot Noir 10%.

Emperor Champagne is pleased to support Margaine and other fine champagne houses.

Next Day Delivery

Please browse our selection of the Margaine Champagne collection to discover what flavour awaits you. It will certainly be a surprise like no other. We offer next day delivery to every major city across Australia.

We are happy to answer any enquiries you may have, and our customer care concierge service is available should you need assistance.

You may call us on 1800 CHAMPAGNE (1800 242 672) between 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday. Or you can drop us an email at support@emperorchampagne.com.au.

Vintage

Region

Price

A. Margaine Traditionelle NV

A. Margaine

A. Margaine Traditionelle NV


Brut

Club Price $70.30 (?)

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A. Margaine

A. Margaine 'Le Demi-Sec' Premier Cru


Demi-Sec

Club Price $89.30 (?)

A. Margaine Cuvée M 'Le Caractere'

A. Margaine

A. Margaine Cuvée M 'Le Caractere'


Extra Brut

Club Price $101.65 (?)