With a clear, bright, pale-yellow gold color, and a nose that reveals yellow fruits such as apricots, peaches and dried fruit, this cuvée is ideally suited to be enjoyed in the summer months. Gosset Brut Excellence is a refreshing, celebratory wine, perfect with simple grilled red meat without sauce, or crisp, cooked and seasoned pan-fried vegetables. ABV: 12%
H lanvin & fils champagne, or Lanvin Champagne as it is commonly known, is the top Scoring French Champagne in Cuisine magazines. Cuisine Magazine is New Zealand's premier food and wine magazine and holds annual Champagne tastings, judged by 4 highly qualified judges. The colour is light golden with fine bead (bubbles to most) rising in a circular fashion in the glass. The aromas are of fresh warm brioche and apples whilst the palate is lively with good golden delicious apple characters.
Truly a King of Champagnes! Perhaps the greatest name in Champagne, producing big rich wines that can live for many years in bottle, although here at Libation HQ it rarely does! One of the supremely great champagnes, the non vintage Grande Cuvee is probably the most consistent wine from the region. There is no formula or recipe for Krug Grande Cuvee. Each year the Krug family meets to recreate "their" Grande Cuvee. This is done with careful attention to the most minute detail, so that six years later it is in perfect continuity with the previous Krug Grande Cuvee. Majestically sublime! A wonderful creamy bouquet leads to a magical combination of richness and balance on the palate. The long lingering finish is both nutty and toasty, always ending with a final flourish of freshness, leaving one longing for more! Champagne Grape Blend: 25-35% Chardonnay, 45-55% Pinot Noir, 15-20% Pinot Meunier Features: A real mosaic of flavours , Krug Grande Cuvee is a blend of 40 to 50 wines, 20 to 25 crus and 6 to 10 different years. The "Krug Grande Cuvee is as a symphony, a composition where the instruments all play together, complementing each other in total harmony", says wine-maker Henri Krug.
Lanson Black Label is a balanced alliance of power and elegance, freshness and complexity. It has the taste of spring and subtle hints of long-lasting honey-dew. Notes of ripe and citrus fruits give a sensation of lightness and fullness with a long, fresh finish. Black Label is perfect as an aperitif and a call to celebration.
Lanson Rose Label is a blend of 53% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, from a number of crus and almost ten different years. Like Black Label, it is enhanced through a long maturation of at least three years in the cellar, including at least 6 months after disgorging.
Lanson Rose Label is a subtle wine with very fine bubbles. Its aromas of rose and fine fragrances of red fruits echo its pale pink colour. The sensation is tender and long-lasting. It seduces with its unfaltering originality and a harmonious balance alternating between roundness and freshness.
Lanson Extra Age Brut is a blend of three exceptional Vintages bringing together the best Champagne Crus : 2004, 2005 and 2006. The harmony and balance of this Lanson Extra Age Brut NV wine give full expression to the power of the Pinot Noirs from the finest areas of Verzenay and Bouzy. The Chardonnays from the Cote des Blancs: Choilly, Avize, Oger and Vertus, in all their diversity, add a touch of finesse. On the palate, the attack is ample, the body generous and complex and the finale the epitome of finesse and freshness.
Bronze / 89 points | Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 "Surprisingly youthful and fresh, with notes of lemon and cream on the nose. Crisp and lively on the palate, with a finish that lingers fetchingly."
Inspired by nature, Lanson has created Le Green Label Organic from their vineyard located in the villages of Verneuil & Vandières. The 16 ha. of the Domaine de la Malmaison are cultivated Organically and Biodynamically with the greatest respect of plants and soils. This Champagne is the perfect alliance between freshness, fruity and minerality.
The White Label blend places an emphasis on Chardonnay at 38%, Pinot Noir at 37% and Pinot Meunier at 25%, without using malolactic fermentation, in order to guarantee freshness and finesse. Its more marked dosage encourages the circulation of the garnish aromas for a new oenological experience.
The sensation of White Label is tender and delicate. The flavours of white fruits develop and add to its enduring character. The finish, with freshness and the silky minerality of chalk, affirms the Lanson signature. The partnered natural aroma reveals itself subtly.
Pale gold in colour with a steady flow of fine and persistent bubbles. Delicate yet complex, fresh and well-balanced with hints of citrus and white fruits. Well defined, subtly rounded with expressive flavours. The fruit progressively emerges to reveal a finely balanced champagne displaying great length on the finish.
Region: Champagne, France Drink Until: 2015 Alcohol: 13.5% Colour: Elegant, with colour changing naturally from a pretty raspberry hint to salmon-pink. Nose: Precise and very crisp. Wide range of small red fruits: strawberries,redcurrants, raspberries and black cherries. Its amazing freshness is the dominating note. Palate: Intensely fruity flavours, clean, well-defined and slightly sharp, the wine then opens up to provide an impression of plunging into a basket of freshly picked red berries: strawberries, Morello cherries, blackcurrants and raspberries. The wine is supple and rounded on the finish.
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