Le Brun de Neuville


Le Brun de Neuville Grand Vintage 2008 Champagne |Brut

Le Brun de Neuville

Le Brun de Neuville Grand Vintage 2008 Champagne

Brut

$149.95

- 2008 Vintage- an exceptional year in Champagne

- South-east facing 40 year-old vineyard

- Embodies the finesse of Chardonnay, completed by the structure of Pinot Noir

The Champagne has a light green-yellow colour with pale and lightly lemon-yellow hints. It is lively with fine and light bubbles that feed a delicate ring. The first nose shows great purity of expression with flavours of lemon heart, citron, pebbly chalk, verbena, and biscuit. When aerated, the Champagne reveals notes of rhubarb, fresh grape, and some acacia fragrance. Further airing reveals mineral smells of wet chalk and iodine, supported by anise and peppered mint notes.

The initial palate is smooth and fresh with some creamy and melted effervescence. The mid-palate is orchestrated by a chalky minerality providing some elegance and strengthening the chalk power on the finish, typical of the 2008 vintage. Sensations of delicacy and freshness are increased by the return of anise and iodine aromas that enhance an ultimate chalky touch of high purity.

Technical Details

96% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Noir. Aged for 9 years on lees. Dosage: 6g/L. Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks followed by malolactic fermentation

The Le Brun family resides by the village of Bethon, close to the town of Sézanne in the Marne. The memory of Madame Le Brun, who owned the castle in 1845, is still alive today. The house Le Brun de Neuville inherits its name thanks to the action of the noble heiress of the Château de Bethon, Madame de Reviers, one of the founders of the House. The vineyard Le Brun de Neuville is spread over 150 hectares, of which the majority has been planted for over 30 years on the undulating slopes of the Sézannais. Its vineyard is planted predominantly in Chardonnay, which represents 88% of the total. The Pinot Noir accounts for 11% and the Meunier just 1% of the vines. The supplies of Champagne Brun de Neuville come exclusively from the vines of its members.

94 Points Roger Voss

Almost entirely Chardonnay, with just a whisper of Pinot Noir, this is a dry Champagne. It is crisp, lively, steely and with great intensity. The apple and lemon flavors are just a part of this impressive wine that could age longer. Drink from 2019.

About the house

The Le Brun family resides by the village of Bethon, close to the town of Sézanne in the Marne. The memory of Madame Le Brun, who owned the castle in 1845, is still alive today. The house Le Brun de Neuville inherits its name thanks to the action of the noble heiress of the Château de Bethon, Madame de Reviers, one of the founders of the House. The vineyard Le Brun de Neuville is spread over 150 hectares, of which the majority has been planted for over 30 years on the undulating slopes of the Sézannais. Its vineyard is planted predominantly in Chardonnay, which represents 88% of the total. The Pinot Noir accounts for 11% and the Meunier just 1% of the vines. The supplies of Champagne Brun de Neuville come exclusively from the vines of its members.

Journalist Review

94 Points Roger Voss

Almost entirely Chardonnay, with just a whisper of Pinot Noir, this is a dry Champagne. It is crisp, lively, steely and with great intensity. The apple and lemon flavors are just a part of this impressive wine that could age longer. Drink from 2019.

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking


Aged 9 Years on Lees

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods


Biscuit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Lemon

Red Fruits


Rhubarb