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A. Margaine Le Brut Champagne


SKU 747736498380


These can be some of the most hauntingly beautiful and original Champagnes you can drink. The clone of Chardonnay used by Margaine in Villers-Marmery is specific to this area and cannot be found in other parts of Champagne.
Category Sparkling Wine
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand A. Margaine
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis is a seriously dry wine. Arnaud Margaine works each harvest to create freshness and a totally crisp texture, generally dismissing malolactic fermentation. It is balanced, allowing the fruitiness to shine through the tight, mineral texture from the predominant Chardonnay in the blend that comes from a mere 16-acre Montaigne de Reims vineyard surrounded by Pinot Noir. It could age through 2015 in bottle to be even better.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2014
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe NV Le Brut Premier Cru is an assemblage of normally 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, of which 70% has undergone malolactic fermentation. The current release is based on 2013 (55%) and a reserve composed of 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2006. It displays a very clear, intense and fresh nose with golden delicious aromas. On the palate, this is a taut and refreshing though slightly grippy and austere Champagne with green apple flavors and a hint of sweetness. Still very young, but a bit rustic after all. Disgorged in January 2016.

Stephan Reinhardt, June 2016