This Premier Cru Tastes Like a $100 Wine: Arlaux Premier Cru Champagne

Champagne, flowers, and chocolate are synonymous with Valentine’s Day, and you can check off 1/3 of your Valentine’s shopping right now with our deal on this critically acclaimed, Premier Cru from the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne that drinks as if it costs at least twice as much as our jaw-dropping price. 

How critically acclaimed is the NV Arlaux Premier Cru Champagne? In a blind taste test of non-vintage Champagnes, Robert Parker put Arlaux at the very top of the list. This #1-rated bubbly wowed tasters more than other big-name producers like Bollinger, Taittinger, and Pol Roger. 

In 1792, the Arlaux family acquired the estate in Montagne de Reims which originally produced red and white wine. Jean Arlaux produced their first sparkling wine in 1826 after the crowning of the last king of France, Charles X. Today, sparkling wine is the only wine Arlaux—now in its 15th generation of the winemaking family—produces. 

It’s one of the greatest Champagne houses in Montagne de Reims. The terroir of Arlaux estate vineyards is perfect, influenced by the ocean breeze, the high-temperature ranges from summer to winter, and regular rainfall. The exceptional chalky soils extend across a long ribbon of slopes with wonderful south/southeast exposure and are naturally sheltered from unfavorable winds.

What makes Arlaux’s vineyard even more exceptional is that it is now one of the very last to bear a few acres of very old French grape vines that survived the Phylloxera epidemic of the 19th Century.

If your Valentine is into the details of the wine in the glass, these details about Arlaux are sure to impress. Arlaux Premier Cru Champagne will also impress if your companion simply enjoys excellent quality wine. 

Made from old Pinot Meunier grapes along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Wine Enthusiast praises the wine with 92 points, raving of its “softly textured, fruity and concentrated wine. It is ripe, full-bodied, and generously rich.” This wine is a perfect combination of elegance and delicacy, and when we open a bottle at the BHW offices, the bottle empties incredibly quickly.

Here comes the most fun part for us. We have this delicious, biscuity, briochey, yeasty, rated #1 by Parker Champagne at a 26% discount. It’s under $50, and it will be the smartest $50 you spend this Valentine’s Day.Order today for delivery before the holiday!

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