Cuvée Alain - Vintage 2014
60% Pinot Noir – 40% Chardonnay
This blend includes 2/3 our Pinot Noir from the Les Rosets plot located in Sacy and 1/3 our Chardonnay from the Les Vouagnes plot located in Ecueil. On these two terroirs classified Premier Cru, the vines of about thirty years evolve on a clay-limestone soil with a grass cover of one road in two, where we undertake meticulous work and reasoned cultivation practices, such as plowing in electric tractor.
In this year 2014, after a very gloomy and rainy spring and summer, the good weather reappeared 3 weeks before the harvest to offer us grapes with a great richness in sugar. Optimum quality and reasonable quantity therefore sum up this unexpected harvest.
The production is meticulous and sharp. Chardonnay is vinified in part in 300 liter oak barrels (10%), and without malolactic fermentation to preserve its acidity. The Pinot Noir vinified in temperature-controlled vats with malolactic fermentation balances the Chardonnay with a rounder side. The low dosage of expedition liqueur finalizes the finesse and elegance of the cuvée.
DVE Guide « A Vintage Champagne with fullness and class »
Food-wine pairing: sea bass with seaweed butter or Kouglof with raisins and candied oranges.
On the go: smoked sturgeon terrine on toast.
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Cuvée Adèle - Vintage 2013
66% Pinot Noir – 33% Chardonnay
Production limited to 450 Magnums
A nod to little Adèle, Louis Brochet’s great-great-granddaughter, born in May 2013, with this vintage cuvée, from the 2013 harvest.
This blend includes 30% of our Chardonnays from Ecueil and Villers aux Noeuds on clay-limestone soils with 66% Pinot Noirs from Ecueil and Sacy on sandy soils. On these terroirs classified Premier Cru, the 30-year-old vines evolve with a grass cover of every other road, where we engage in meticulous work and reasoned cultivation practices, such as plowing with an electric tractor. The 2013 harvest was exceptionally late and cold, with picking starting on October 1st.
After the bottling in April 2014, the cuvée remains to age in the cellar for more than 6 years until its optimal tasting period, but this vintage may be forgotten for a few more years in the cellar.
DVE Guide « Beautiful work for this table Champagne which will honor refined dishes »
Food-wine pairing: roasted veal chops with chanterelles or small goat corks with candied papaya.
On the go: with croquemonsieurs.
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HBH PREMIER CRU 2008
50% Pinot Noir – 50% Chardonnay
In tribute to Henri Brochet-Hervieux, who created an innovative spirit for our production in 1943, we decided to prepare a special cuvée HBH 1er Cru in the years we judged, after tasting, exceptional.
This blend brings together, in equal parts, our best Pinots Noirs d’Ecueil (Les Rosets and Les Laytis plots), with our best exposed plots of Chardonnay (Les Vouagnes in Ecueil and Le Mont-Benoit in Villers aux Noeuds), evolving on clay-limestone soils.
For this cuvée, aging on laths of 12 years is observed. This slow improvement of the wine by the fine lees during the bottle fermentation gives HBH Premier Cru all its power, roundness, elegance and aromatic complexity. Disgorging with a light dosage of expedition liqueur (made from our reserve wines) completes the magic and exclusivity of HBH.
DVE Guide « Chiseled, elegant and racy Champagne of a beautiful youth despite its blooming aromas »
Food and wine pairing: Rice cooked in poultry juice and grilled mushrooms or cod and clam steamed with sake.
On the go: with white asparagus.