Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut NV
93 points, “This Champagne, made for the three Bordeaux winemaking branches of the Rothschild family, is beautifully mature. It has richness, toast and elegance.” – Wine Enthusiast
Soft, smooth and almost impossibly rich, Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut sparkles with dazzling pear, red apple, nectarine, lemon peel, smoke almond, orchard blossom, buttery pastry and freshly baked bread notes. Crafted using Chardonnay primarily from Grand and Premier Cru sites of the Cote des Blancs and Pinot Noir from plots in the prestigious villages of Verzenay, Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Ambonnay; it’s aged on the lees for at least three years and a further six months after disgorgement. Enjoy this elegant Champagne at any time.
Like most of us, the Rothschild family adore Champagne. So much so, that they used to create their own special cuvées using wines from Henriot and Ruinart. Inspired by these wines, in 2007 they built their very own Champagne house on the prestigious Boulevard Lundy in Reims. “The wines are very impressive… The house style shows resemblance to the wines from Henriot and Taittinger,” according to the highly respected Champagne expert Richard Juhlin. But what more would you expect from the family that gave the world Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild?
The French side of the Rothschild dynasty is legendary in the wine world. In 1853 Nathaniel de Rothschild created Château Mouton Rothschild, and fifteen years later his uncle James Mayer de Rothschild acquired Château Lafite Rothschild. The former is the most flamboyant of Bordeaux’s First Growths and part of the Primum Familiae Vini – an association of the world’s finest family-owned wineries that include the likes of Antinori, Vega Sicilia, Tenuta San Guido of Sassicaia fame, Egon Müller, Pol Roger, the Symington Family Port house and many more. Neighbouring Château Lafite Rothschild has also become one of the most famous and sought-after wines in the entire world. Esteemed wine critic Neal Martin describes it as the “quintessential wine of elegance”, and it’s widely regarded as the most consistent of the First Growths. In 1962 the Lafite branch of the Rothschild family took the “Lafite Spirit” that they’d nurtured on the great terroir of Pauillac and began to expand their empire. Starting in Bordeaux they procured nearby neighbour Château Duhart-Milon, then Château Rieussec in Sauternes and Pomerol’s Château l’Evangile. They then branched out into South America with Viña Los Vascos in Chile and Bodegas Caro in Argentina, then further afield in France with Languedoc’s Domaines d’Aussières and even into northeast China with a new project called Long Dai. The three Rothschild Barons came together in 2007 to create Champagne Barons de Rothschild. All these ventures work to the same exacting standards as the legendary First Growths, befitting of wine’s most iconic family.£7.47 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3169325
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