Full Review

Vve Monsigny

Vve Monsigny
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Vve Monsigny
NV Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Aromas of toasted brioche, ripe apricot, lemon curd, and white flowers with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long marzipan, pressed flowers, minerals, and hints of roasted fruit finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A very nice non-vintage Champagne with rich nutty character accented by sweet floral nuance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: toasted brioche, ripe apricot, lemon curd, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: marzipan, pressed flowers, minerals, and hints of roasted fruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice non-vintage Champagne with rich nutty character accented by sweet floral nuance.

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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.