Champagnes

Brut    Houses    ▾ Champagnes    Tasting
We have 24 different champagnes in stock at the moment.
We divided them into five traditional categories.

All champagnes below are bottled in 0.75 l bottles which are the most common. Many of the champagnes are also available in Magnum, 1.5 l bottles. In larger bottles champagne becomes even better. In smaller bottles than 0.75 l champagne loses some of its taste and quality.

Brut

Brut means that the champagne has up to 12 g of sugar per litre. Here we classified champagnes that are blended from two or three different grape varieties of Champagne region (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier). Brut Réserve is the most characteristic and straightforward representative of each house.

  1. Marguet Réserve Grand Cru | 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 4 g sugar |
  2. Francois Dauvergne Brut Tradition Grand Cru | 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay – 50% (from year 2011), 50% (from years 2008/09/10), 8 g sugar |
  3. Frédéric Malétrez Brut Réserve | 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Meunier, 1/3 Chardonnay (4-5 years old base-wines), 9.6 g sugar |
  4. Lancelot-Pienne Brut Sélection | 70% Meunier, 15% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir |
  5. Roger Brun Brut Réserve | 50% Meunier, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir, 12 g sugar |
  6. Roger Brun Brut Réserve Grand Cru | 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay from Ay (year 2011) – 50% reserve wines, 10% from oak barrel |
  7. Michel Tixier 1er Cru Brut Grande Année | 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Meunier |
  8. Michel Tixier Brut Cuvée Réservée | 60% Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay |
  9. Palmer & Co Brut Réserve | 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 10% Meunier, 8 g sugar |

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs means white of whites. These champagnes are made of white grapes. In Champagne this means Chardonnay.

  1. Varnier-Fanniere Cuvée St Denis Grand Cru | 100% Chardonnay from one garden in Avize, 65 year old grapes „Clos du Grand Père“, 8 g sugar | *96/100 Wine Spectator 12/2014
  2. Varnier-Fanniere Brut Grand Cru | 100% Chardonnay |
  3. Varnier-Fanniere Brut Zero Grand Cru | 100% Chardonnay, 0 g added sugar |

Blanc de Noirs

Blanc de Noirs means white of blacks and describes champagnes that are made of red grapes. In Champagne this means Pinot Noir.

  1. Francois Dauvergne Brut Prestige Grand Cru | 100% Pinot Noir |
  2. Gabriel Pagin et Fils Carte d’Or Brut 1er Cru | 100% Pinot Noir, 7.5 g sugar |

Vintages

Majority champagnes are blended from wines of many different years that have been waiting for their time in reserve. In case a very special year occurs, champagne is made of wine only from that year. Whether there will be a vintage or not the cellar master decides in spring after first fermentation.

  1. Lancelot-Pienne Marie Lancelot Blanc de Blancs 2009 | 100% Chardonnay, 4 g sugar |
  2. Roger Brun Grand Cru „Ay La Pelle“ 2009 | wine from one plot in Ay on South side, 100% Pinot Noir in small oak barrels, 3 g sugar |
  3. Jacques Copinet Marie Etienne Brut Blanc de Blancs 2005 | 100% Chardonnay |
  4. Marguet Brut Amboniacus Grand Cru 2008 | 62% Pinot Noir, 38% Chardonnay, 4 g sugar |
  5. Frédéric Malétrez Vieille Réserve Millesime 2005 | 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay | *III place at Estonian blind tasting 2015*
  6. Palmer & Co  Blanc de Blancs 2008 | 100% Chardonnay |

Rosé

Rosé or pink champagne is produced in two different ways in Champagne: either a bit of red wine is added or skins of red grapes are kept in wine for some time ca 24 hours. Champagne made in the latter method is called rosé de saignée.

  1. Michel Tixier Rosé | 100% Meunier |
  2. Roger Brun Rosé de Saignée Brut 1er Cru | 100% Pinot Noir, 12.5% sugar |
  3. Jacques Copinet Rosé Brut | 80% Chardonnay, 20% Champagne red wine, 9 g sugar |
  4. Gabriel Pagin et Fils Rosé Brut | Pinot Noir + red wine from Meunier, 7 g sugar |