Champagne AR Lenoble Vintage `Blanc de Noirs` 2013


£80.95 per bottle

ABV 12.5%

Tasting Notes
This vintage Blanc de Noirs uses Pinot Noir grapes from the Premier Cru vineyard in the village of Bisseuil. Shows the deep golden tints characteristic of Pinot Noir matured for many years in the cellars. The palate has rich fruits in abundance, a creamy mousse balanced by a fine acidity and hints of toasty vanilla finishing long and elegant finish.

Those who love powerful, heady Champagnes will enjoy it as an aperitif. But it will also excel with fried mushrooms or white meat cooked in sauce with a simple purée.

The vineyards of Champagne are planted in three distinct areas south of the city of Reims. The `Montagne de Reims` is predominately planted with Pinot Noir, the backbone to the Champagne blend, whilst Chardonnay is ideally suited to the chalky slopes of the `Cote des Blancs` south of the town of Epernay. Pinot Meunier dominates the `Vallee de la Marne`, an area susceptible to frosts, which it is more able to withstand, due to later budding. The secret of Champagne is in the blend, where wines from different grape varieties and vineyards are blended to achieve the `house style`.

Armand-Raphael called the house Lenoble because “Champagne is the noblest of all wines, Champagne Lenoble, the noble Champagne.” AR Lenoble celebrated their centenary in 2020 and this House has earned the respect of many in the wine world under the continued stewardship of sister-and-brother team Anne and Antoine Malassagne, the great-grandchildren of founder Armand-Raphaël Graser. Focussing on sustainability, the vineyards of AR Lenoble have been certified HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale), one of the first Champagne Houses to be do. Beehives were introduced into the vineyards of the domaine nearly a decade ago, a testament to their commitment to biodiversity. AR Lenoble owns 18 hectares in three prime locations in Champagne. Chouilly, Bisseuil and Damery. 100% of the Chardonnay used to craft their wines comes from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly while 100% of the Pinot Noir comes from the Premier Cru village of Bisseuil. Pinot Meunier comes from the village of Damery.


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