Hugh Johnson has written that Mandois is a "house to watch" and the Wine Spectator has previously awarded this fizz a terrific 91 points, outperforming some rather more famous rivals...
A pale golden yellow color with a rich perlage
The nose releases a bouquet rich in fragrance and intensity with ginger brioche, white flowers and fresh plums.
The flavor is straight and elegant but pleasantly opulent: candied cedar, salted caramel and honeysuckle.
Champagne Brut Origine from Mandois represents the purest and most typical expression of the elegance of this great Maison. Produced from a traditional assembly of the 3 prince vines of Champagne (40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier) from all the crus of the property in the Epernay area, it is further enriched in elegance and intensity by wines of 3 consecutive vintage.
The Mandois family have been growers in Pierry, a suburb of Epernay since 1735. Their estate grown fruit still supplies them with 70% of their needs for the 20,000 cases per year that they produce. Claude Mandois believes firmly in the use of barrels for making top-notch Champagne, and his whole range of wines are produced in oak. The Origine is a brand new cuvee from the family that is tank fermented and then aged in old barrels for 6 months before being aged an additional three years on the lees.
|40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero, 30% Pinot Meunier
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle
|Can be cellared for 15-25 years
|Wonderful as an aperitif but also with bowls of fruit and sabayon.
|To be served between 6 and 8°C.
|Champagne - France