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Made from a blend of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House.
Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and a long finish while Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Cote des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, mainly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine an appealing fruitiness and roundness.
Pinot Noir (45%), Chardonnay (30%) and Pinot Meunier (25%).
ABV - 12.5%
Dosage - 8.5 g/l
More than 2 years on the lees
Rests in cellars for at least another 3 months after disgorgement
Pairing with food:
Delicious as an aperitif, Brut Majeur is also the perfect wine to serve throughout a meal. It will pair perfectly with sea food, scallops, lobster, crab, fresh or grilled fish, fish terrines, salmon or beef carpaccio. Brut Majeur also goes along extremely well with white meats, hot pot ('potée champenoise') and white pudding ('boudin blanc').
Cheeses : Soft and mouldy cheeses such as Boursault, Coulommiers, Chaource, Brie, Brillat-Savarin.
Desserts : Major parings include crumble with red berries or figs, fruit-based desserts (apple, pear or peach tarts), almond paste, frangipane pastries such as the French 'Galette des Rois'.
"This is brilliant: a beautifully balanced, precise champagne with delicate toastiness and citrus fruit. Intense, complex and fresh, and by champagne standards, a bargain."
Jamie Goode, Sunday Express, 3 May 2009
"Broad, expressive nose - lots of yeastiness on display, plus spice, floral and some toffee and caramel notes. The palate is clean and precise, showing elegant fruit characters and some burnt biscuit flavours too. Classic Champagne style, very conventional but decent complexity."
Mark O'Halleron, Decanter, 1 May 2009