A. Margaine


A. Margaine 'Le Brut' Premier Cru |Brut

A. Margaine

A. Margaine 'Le Brut' Premier Cru

Brut

$76.95

- Artisan champagne at an affordable price

- Intense notes of florals, fresh pear and hazelnut

- Multi-vintage wine with reserves from 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2010

Papa Arnaud makes this wine slightly different each year according to what nature presents. This is a multi-vintage wine with 60% being from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011.

This shows great intensity of florals, with fresh pear and hazelnut. We like the palate too, nicely integrated fruit richness, fresh acidity with only part malolactic, with a lovely long finish.

This is a blend of 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir all coming from the Premier Cru village of Villers-Marmery and fermented in stainless steel. It has rested on its less for 20 months which adds to the mouth feel and a creamy weight. Only 20% of the wine has gone through malo.

A stand out, and sensational value at the price. Get some in your cellar.

Disgorged: October 2019 with 8 g/l dosage

Arnaud Margaine is a fourth generation grower-producer and his family have vineyards in Villers Marmery. This town is considered somewhat of an oddity, as it is primarily a chardonnay village amidst a mountain of pinot noir. Why is this special? Well the chardonnay used by Margaine in Villers Marmery is specific to this area and cannot be found anywhere else in champagne. This immediately stands out as an identity that Arnaud wants to preserve which is present in the Margaine cuvées. His approach to making his champagne is to assess each year as it presents itself as opposed to a pre-determined recipe. Using a prescribed approach is restrictive to the true nature of the wine. He is a proponent of blocking malolactic fermentation, as he wants to preserve what he describes as ‘fruit freshness’ and not just acidity. Lastly, he says of being an Artisan “under the banner "Artisan of Champagne", the human value is predominant and it is the one that unites the group. On this base, there is also the passion of the terroir and the way everyone interprets it.” We are excited to feature this wine in the Artisans line-up 

We paired this with a Smoked Salmon Gravlax with capers, radish and fennel. The result was delicious and worked wonders with the champagne.

About the house

Arnaud Margaine is a fourth generation grower-producer and his family have vineyards in Villers Marmery. This town is considered somewhat of an oddity, as it is primarily a chardonnay village amidst a mountain of pinot noir. Why is this special? Well the chardonnay used by Margaine in Villers Marmery is specific to this area and cannot be found anywhere else in champagne. This immediately stands out as an identity that Arnaud wants to preserve which is present in the Margaine cuvées. His approach to making his champagne is to assess each year as it presents itself as opposed to a pre-determined recipe. Using a prescribed approach is restrictive to the true nature of the wine. He is a proponent of blocking malolactic fermentation, as he wants to preserve what he describes as ‘fruit freshness’ and not just acidity. Lastly, he says of being an Artisan “under the banner "Artisan of Champagne", the human value is predominant and it is the one that unites the group. On this base, there is also the passion of the terroir and the way everyone interprets it.” We are excited to feature this wine in the Artisans line-up 

Food suggestion

We paired this with a Smoked Salmon Gravlax with capers, radish and fennel. The result was delicious and worked wonders with the champagne.

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking


Partial malo

Orchard Fruit


Pear

Nut


Hazelnut