About the Wine
In 1811, the young Charles Gabriel De Cazanove, an ambitious 24-year-old from a long line of master glassmakers, founded his own Champagne House in Avize, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. Over 2 centuries later, Champagne Charles de Cazanoveis synonymous with family, dedication and a unique expertise carefully handed down through generations.
Today, Champagne Charles de Cazanoveenjoys the use of efficient oenological and technological facilities and produces over 3 million bottles a year. Vinification mostly takes place in stainless steel vats, but where necessary, some wines spend time in oak to acquire that wonderful fullness that oak barrels provide. The wines take time to age in the traditional Champagne chalk cellar.
The Champagne Charles de Cazanove Difference:
Maison Charles de Cazanoveis the 6th largest producer in Champagne and the last family-owned and operated house in Champagne.
Maison Charles de Cazanoveis the 2nd largest proprietor of vineyards in Champagne after Roederer. This allowsCharles de Cazanoveto control its production and the consistency and quality of its wines (where most houses are only négociants).
- Charles de Cazanove’shead winemaker is a member of the family and has directed the Maison’s winemaking for the past 30 years—developing a unique style.
- The Charles de Cazanoverange includes many unique estates, each with their own unique identity and the family’s reputation of quality.
Authentic wines from a noble terroir, made according to ancestral traditions yet open to the best advancements that progress can provide, Charles De Cazanove Champagnesdelight Champagne lovers throughout the world with an inimitable style, making special occasions even more memorable.
Tasting Notes: Champagne Vielle France Brut by Charles de Cazanoveis unique in style and design, reminiscent of centuries-old-tradition with the original Champagne bell-shaped bottle. This Family Reserve Brut Champagne leaves a wonderful feeling of volume, fullness and freshness on the palate. The wine makes the perfect Apéritif and pairs well with white meats.
This Champagne offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Elegant, but with good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases imported. ~92 Wine Spectator
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