New Wave Champagne Tasting comes to London’s 67 Pall Mall on 8th June

New Wave Champagne Tasting comes to London’s 67 Pall Mall on 8th June

May 23, 2016, Christian Holthausen

From Grand Ashton, Founder and CEO of 67 Pall Mall:

“A new wind is blowing in Champagne…the top small ‘growers’ (single estate RMs) and an elite group of small boutique houses (NMs) are making more intense and ‘terroir-tasting’ fine wines, and this is very much on trend now amongst fine wine lovers worldwide. But a striking paradox of modern Champagne is that most of its top producers are unknown to many fine wine enthusiasts. These producers share an artisan and independent family pride in their independence, as well as a determination to revolutionise viticulture and winemaking in Champagne.

So what is all the fuss about? It is often said that unlike the larger marques that blend grapes from many locations to create their blend, the RM’s (Récoltant-Manipulant) and smaller NM (Négociant-Manipulant) Champagnes offer a precise expression of terroir. Clearly a pride in their viticulture isn’t exclusive to the Growers, the top Houses and Négociants are very conscientious in the selection of their fruit as well; however it is the directness of the relationship of what is in the glass via the winemaker to the terroir (that is often family owned) that typifies the category.

We are delighted to welcome 14 of Champagne’s top artisanal producers to 67 Pall Mall to present multiple expressions of their wines.  Each producer will be on hand to pour 3-5 different cuvees and to answer your questions – and hopefully to de-mystify this most fascinating and under-explored part of the vinous world.”

The 14 producers who will be present:

Champagne André Robert RM Le Mesnil
Champagne Corbon RM Avize
Champagne Dehours RM
Champagne Eric Rodez, RM Ambonnay
Champagne François Secondé, RM Sillery
Champagne Jacquesson, NM Dizy
Champagne Lacourte-Godbillon RM Ecueil
Champagne La Veuve Fourny NM Vertus
Champagne La Villesenière RM Boursault
Champagne AR Lenoble NM Damery ***
Champagne Nathalie Falmet RM, Rouvres-les-Vignes, Côte des Bar
Champagne Nicolas Maillart, NM Ecueil
Champagne Vazart-Coquart RM Chouilly
Champagne Vilmart, RM Rilly-la-Montagne

***AR Lenoble Brut Intense, AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chouilly, AR Lenoble Rosé Terroirs Chouilly-Bisseuil and AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Vintage 2008

 

For more information about 67 Pall Mall: http://www.67pallmall.co.uk/

For more information about Champagne AR Lenoble: http://champagne-arlenoble.com/