Philippe Starck Brut Nature Champagne 2012
94 points, “Completely mouth-filling. Then it freshens and composes and takes a fine, flinty, acidity-chiselled and dry ride to the finish.” – James Suckling
This bottle was created by one of the wine world’s most exciting collaborations: Champagne legend and Cristal producer Louis Roederer combining with the famous designer Philippe Starck.
The two have been working together since 2006, and Philippe Starck has compared their partnership as being “like the Queen of England with Johnny Rotten – and I’m the punk.” The charmingly penned label certainly reflects that, with its pared-back feel in direct contrast to Champagne’s usual fancy flair. Always keen to shake things up and break from the norm, creative genius Philippe Starck says: “Elegance is always in the minimal.”
The Brut Nature is created from a 10-hectare, biodynamically-farmed vineyard in the Premier Cru village of Cumières. Described by Jancis Robinson as “an exceptional vintage in Champagne”, 2012 was hot, but the cool clay in Cumières has maintained a wonderful freshness to the wine. No dosage has been added, so that you can enjoy the vintage in all its natural glory. Bone-dry, saline and almost electric in its vibrancy; think lemon sorbet flecked with candied lemon peel, sea spray on a pebbly beach, toasted hazelnut and spiced apple crumble. Super refreshing and, much like the rosé version, this will really appeal to the Martini and gin and tonic drinker.
£11.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3180889
Style No.: 791623
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