GRAPE VARIETIES AND ORIGIN Cuvée Intense is a blend of the 3 grapes of Champagne: Chardonnay from Chouilly Grand Cru, Pinot Noir from Bisseuil Premier Cru and Pinot Meunier from Damery.
BLEND Well balanced and fruity, it is a very classical wine. Thanks to the large proportion of reserve wines going into the blend and long cellar ageing, the dosage is kept to the minimum.
VISUAL ASPECT A deep, brilliant golden colour, clear and radiant. The foam is dense, light and harmonious, with many columns of fine bubbles ascending quickly in the glass.
NOSE The first sensation on the nose is mild and rounded, leading into hints of white fruit (apple and pear), citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and dried fruit.
ON THE PALATE The attack is as mild, smooth and fresh as you could wish, providing the perfect reflection of the bouquet. The stewed fruit flavours are intense and the reserve wines offer a lovely full impression. Long-lasting flavours finishing on a fruity, mineral note with a hint of citrus.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS This fruity, well-balanced champagne is ideal for all those pleasurable moments with your family or friends. A wine for sharing that will go well with romantic dinners for two or large festive meals. Served chilled but not ice-cold; ideally 9 to 10°C
Jancis Robinson, 24th March 2018 column in The Financial Times: “Anyone with money can choose a prestige cuvée of champagne – a Dom Pérignon or a Cristal – but it takes a bit more knowledge, and confidence, to serve a better-value alternative such as a long-aged non-vintage champagne from an impeccable family-owned house such as Louis Roederer, Pol Roger or Bollinger or an offering from one of the less famous names such as Agrapart, Egly-Ouriet, Jacquesson or AR Lenoble.”