CHAMPAGNE CHARLES ELLNER Premier Cru Brut Champagne NV
93 points “Ripe with yellow fruit and apple flavours tinged attractively with touches of toastiness.” – Wine Enthusiast
New to the Harvey Nichols range this rich Champagne is imbued with the same sense of glamour elegance and revolution as the lady on the label. Hailing entirely from Premier Cru vineyards it makes quite the statement with creamy lemon posset poached pear sun-kissed peach apricot pastries almond croissants yeasty bread dough and a waft of smoke. Charles Ellner Premier Cru Brut Champagne makes a fine aperitif or drop for celebrations but the weight it carries also makes it an exquisite wine for pairing with creamy dishes buttery fish seafood ravioli with sage butter pear and blue cheese salad lobster or the most decadent mac ‘n’ cheese.
The family-run Champagne Charles Ellner is based in the very heart of Epernay. Established by Charles Emile Ellner who released his first Champagne as a grower in 1905. The business is now run by his grandson Jean-Pierre Ellner with a little help from his daughters Emmanuelle and Alexandra and nephews Frederic and Arnaud. Farming more than 50 hectares spread across 15 villages they create stunning Champagnes that are aged on the lees for a minimum of three years which is more than twice what is required by law. This creates wines of immense depth and richness. However the House’s choice to use a high proportion of Chardonnay and to forego malolactic fermentation means all that power is expertly balanced by a crunchy apple and citrus freshness which has you reaching for another sip immediately.
SKU No.: 3265396
Style No.: 819971
Grapes: Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12%