Hervy - Quenardel
Millésime 2012 Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut Grand Cru
Montagne de Reims - Verzenay
Pinot Noir 100%
Fish in sauce
This is a Champagne "celebration" for occasions where you have to wake up minds. Rich, complex and appetizing on the nose, it surprises the palate with its dynamism and vigor, its energy. The final also reflects an attractive character. A Champagne that challenges.
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Serving and food pairings
Maintain the serving temperature between 8 and 10 ° C and present this Cuvée in a rather curved goblet flute. It can be paired simply with salted cookies but also with dishes of firm textures and tangy sauces. For example, chicken with lemon, chicken with vinegar, red mullet with a yuzu sauce, fresh shrimps sautéed in grapefruit, tuna carpaccio, spaghetti chitarra or Troccoli Pugliesi with lemon, a Parmesan cheese 30 months…
The color of this 2012 vintage is beautifully golden. The bubbles, fine and calm, twinkling casually, which generates a very sensual shimmer. The visual presentation announces matter and energy.
The first nose is intense and appetizing. We perceive hazelnut, vanilla and pastry. Then the autolysis notes come in with the puff pastry and the waffles. Later it’s the terroir’s turn to express itself. Thyme, bay leaf, broom, bergamot bring nuance and character. This is a complex nose, which the expression is shared between knowledge and origin.
The initial impact on the palate is lively, sharp. We perceive acidity and effervescence simultaneously. The energy is there, then the wine opens with a tense mouth structured. The consistency of the wine generates a little heat and the texture appears dense and firm. This beautiful material is nevertheless dominated by acidity, sharp and precise, and effervescence, dynamic and mischievous.
The finish is surprising with regard to the nose and mouth. Taut, virile, it also reveals mineral, acid, tannic, effervescent and slightly bitter…