Champagne has always been perceived as a symbol of luxury for ages. The prestigious beverage is often present during the most important moments. According to statistics, more than 300 million bottles are marketed all over the world. But some brands stand out. Here are five champagne brands you must taste at least once in your life.
A bottle of dom perignon champagne comes from the 1,200 ha vineyards owned by the LVMH group, supplemented by supplies of grapes from great origins: on average 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir (but this can be reversed as in 2003). Its ethereal effervescence, its great finesse of texture and its tasty toasted taste are signed by Richard Geoffroy, doctor of medicine, oenologist and cellar master since 1996. A high oenological technique is indeed necessary to produce as much good champagne (about 6 million bottles produced).
Veuve-Clicquot produces a harmonious champagne, offering an incomparable experience in terms of quality and aromatic bouquet. A sign of celebration, luxury and elegance, the Brut Carte Jaune is above all a great wine that perfectly embodies the style of the Maison Veuve-Clicquot. You will appreciate the finesse of its bubbles as well as its balanced and seductive flesh. The notes of white fruits with light toasted flavors give a brioche-like roundness as well as a persistent and pleasant finish.
Moët & Chandon
An emblematic cuvée of Moët & Chandon since 1869, Moët Impérial is a blend of more than 200 crus, in which the three Champagne grape varieties complement each other (Pinot Noir: 30 to 40%; Pinot Meunier: 30 to 40%, Chardonnay: 20 at 30%). Specially selected reserve wines complete the blend. It has a beautiful bright, limpid yellow color, a nice hold of fine and persistent mousse, a slightly toasted clean and precise nose and a mouth with expressive fruitiness with a present acidity.
Krug has always lived up to its reputation as the first and only champagne brand to recreate prestigious cuvées every year since its creation. When he founded the House in 1843, Joseph Krug, a visionary non-conformist, had only one dream which was to offer the best champagne every year, regardless of the vagaries of the weather. The brand produces luxury, tempered, tasty, persistent and complex champagnes with delicate bubbles.
Founded in 1776 by Mr. Dubois and his son, the house was boosted by Louis Roederer who directed it from 1832 to 1870 and who made it a very large Champagne house, supplier of the Tsar and of great regularity which persists. The quality of its great Champagne wine lies first and foremost in the quality of the grapes. Indeed, nearly two-thirds of its grapes come from family vines harmoniously distributed in the best crus of the Champagne vineyards.