Champagne CH de L’Auche Brut Sélection N/V

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Champagne CH de L'Auche Brut Selection N/V

A great, well rounded, fruit-forward Champagne!

Tasting Notes

Nose

Aromatic notes of juicy pear and apricot on the nose are underpinned by more mature aromas of hazelnut and fresh bread. 

Palate

The texture is creamy and full-bodied with well-balanced acidity and plenty of bubbles!

Champagne CH de L'Auche Brut Selection

Production

Grapes for this cuvée are grown in the lieu-dit of "Auche" around the village of Janvry which lies just to the west of Reims. Firstly they are pressed in small stainless steel vats, before being transferred to ceramic vats for 12 hours to allow for natural clarification of the juice. Next, the clarified juice is moved to large steel containers where it remains from September to March, during which time fermentation takes place before finally being bottled for the secondary fermentation and lees ageing. Dosage is between 9g and 10g per litre to give a richness of profile and this Brut Sélection is comprised of 60% wine from 2017 with 40% reserve wines from 2014-2016.

Producer

The Cave Co-opérative de Germigny was created in the early '60s by a handful of winegrowers who wanted to pool their resources and craft their own Champagne. They aimed to celebrate the local terroir - the western slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Today the Co-operative works 115 hectares of vineyards covering 40 different crus, of which 5 are classified as Premier Cru. The Co-op members remain passionate about their shared values of respect for nature, protecting their heritage and working together.

Awards

  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 - Silver
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 - Bronze

Specifications

Year N/V
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Pinot Meunier 85%, Pinot Noir 15%
Country France
Alcohol content 12.5% alcohol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type Champagne
Dosage 9g/l 
Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches A highly versatile style of champagne which could accompany canapés, mushroom-based starters, cheese and all manner of poultry dishes. Although, simply sipping it as an aperitif works very well too.
Features Vegan and Vegetarian
Origin Champagne - France
Appellation AOC Champagne