Domaine Louis Brochet Millésime 2012
Domaine Louis Brochet only proposes this Champagne, made from 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay grapes, the years considered to be of exeptionnellt good quality. The grape quality is examined during the harvest, but is also analyzed in subsequent analyzes of the grape juice. During the winter, further taste tests are conducted to evaluate the vintage potential. It is only then it's decided if the vintage should have a specific "Millésime"-variety. When the wine has been bottled, it is then stored for more than 3 years to let the aromas from Pinot Noir grapes fully develop.
- Country : France
- Region : Champagne
- Grape variety : Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
- Classification : AOP Champagne
- Awards : 92/100 au Guide DVE - for restaurants and professionnals, Silver medal Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 12%
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Maison Louis Brochet is located in Ecueil, south of Reims, but the vineyard also includes areas of Montagne de Reims which is classified as Champagne " Premier cru " . To avoid any misunderstanding, it should be mentioned that Maison Louis Brochet recently renamed from earlier Champagne Brochet - Hervieux . Only the name has changed , the winery is still a self- standing family-owned winery which is situated on some of the most qualitative Champagne areas. It was in 1944 that Hervé Brochet and Yvonne Hervieux formally created the vineyard , but today it's the grandson Louis who is in charge of the vineyard's 17 hectares of land together with his sister Hélène. The Champagne production is done completely independently, solely with grapes from the vineyard and the wine is made according to the family tradition by the family's two own oenologists . Chardonnay grapes are blended with Pinot Noir in its own way, creating great wines with a lot of personality . A vineyard to explore for the discerning and interested champagne enthusiast!
A moderately lively mousse with extremely fine and elegant bubbles. A complex nose with hints of toasted, grilled bread, but also some aromas of honey. The aromas have a surprising depth and strength with good precision. A very qualitative Champagne to drink as an aperitif or with a fish in a creamy sauce.