Pommery Silver Brut Champagne NV ~ Champagne, France
This fabulous Champagne from Pommery is a "notch or two" up from their entry level Royal NV and it shows!
Matthew Jukes ~ "This Apanage level of Champagne at Pommery is tighter, leaner, more foodie and more focussed than the straight Brut Royale. With citrus notes and firm acidity this is a wine to drink with sushi, Asian-influenced canapés and even main course creamy dishes – this straight-jacketed style is wonderfully tense and titillating".
International Wine Challenge ~ "Elegant pure fruit nose, textured and weighty in the mid palate with an acid driven finish. Both rich and fresh."
Wine Spectator ~ "This fresh, elegant Champagne is harmonious, with a refined mousse and subtle flavors of persimmon, biscuit, golden raisin and chalky mineral."
Gilbert & Gaillard ~ "Light gold. Clean nose where white flesh fruits, citrus and biscuity notes intermix. On the palate, finely-woven texture and small bubbles, predominantly round, supple and mellow. Serve well chilled as an appetiser"
Winemaker's Notes ~ "This fine champagne is a blend of 40 carefully selected crus from the Champagne region. It is made up of three grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and about one-third Chardonnay. This subtle blend is then aged in the Pommery cellars for about three years in order to develop its full aroma. Fresh and vivacious, with a supple, fruity finish. A composition that is light yet well-structured and full of charm.
In 1858, Louise Pommery took control of the Pommery winery, at the age of 39 and with two children to care for as well. She built elaborate buildings over her cellars, and developed a brut style of Champagne that the British adored. She brought her winery from a small, multi-wine shop to a large Champagne house, respected the world over. Yannick Alléno, 3-star Michelin chef at Le Meurice in Paris claims it as the ultimate champagne for fine dining.