Confidences – Brut

Cote des Bar in the Arce valley is the other top place in Champagne. It is chiefly planted with Pinot Noir in terroirs offering finesse and freshness. Confidences arose from a collective reflection about the identity of the wines in this region. The location’s growers have selected the best parcels to make a special product, first of all elaborated as a white wine and then as a rosé. The growers of Chassenay d’Arce are proud to produce these two exceptional wines, boasting plenty of charm and elegance. Confidences Brut was noted 16.5 and Confidences Rosé 16 on jancisrobinson.com in March 2015.

  • GRAPE VARIETY : Pinot Noir 100 %
  • VITICULTURE : All members use the same carefully monitored growing techniques. Reasoned agricultural practices are implemented.
  • VINIFICATION : The grapes derived from selected parcels are transformed according to traditional Champagne winemaking procedures. The malo-lactic fermentations are partially blocked, in view of conserving the wine’s natural acidity, which, in turn, counters the terroir’s strong character and contributes to the product’s fine persistence. Maturing 9 years in the cellar. Limited dosing (6 g/l), allows this Champagne to fully express its vinosity.
  • PRICE TTC FROM FRANCE : 55 € (DISTRIBUTION IN THE UK : FIRST CLASS PRODUCTS (Oxford) Ltd.- www.firstclassproducts.co.uk, www.eynshamhall.com, 100 Banbury Road, Oxford )
  • TASTING NOTES : Very refined bubbles, indicating a subtle, strong character. Golden colored robe with amber tints.
    Discreet and delicate initial aromas. Afterwards, the wine opens up, thereby revealing honey notes, with a hint of hazelnut and violet.
    Equally expressive on the palate with a frank and refreshing attack. It makes way for elegant viscosity, where notes of fresh fruit, vine peach and apricot come to the fore. Long and silky finish, with pleasant persistence. A very harmonious Champagne.
  • FOOD PAIRING : Aperitif, lobster or gambas, saffron white buttered pike-perch, sweetbreads cooked with morels.

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Chassenay d’Arce

Located in Ville sur Arce (10), the winery of Cote des Bar is the most important co-op in Champagne, excluding the entities bringing together a number of cellars. Founded in 1956 by over 60 growers, it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016.

Tél. 33 (0)3 25 38 30 70 – www.chassenay.com