Full Review

Bochet-Lemoine

Bochet-Lemoine
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Bochet-Lemoine
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Straw green color. Toasty aromas of brioche with lard, apple butter, caramelized pineapple, and candied almonds with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a sleek, nuanced, medium-length marzipan and lemon gelée, French toast with green apple syrup, crushed quartz, and artisan butter and Fontina cheese finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A crowd-pleasing, big and fruity Champagne.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: brioche with lard, apple butter, caramelized pineapple, and candied almonds
Taste Flavor: marzipan and lemon gelée, French toast with green apple syrup, crushed quartz, and artisan butter and Fontina cheese
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Asiago, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crowd-pleasing, big and fruity Champagne.

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The Importer
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Champagne Brut NV

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.