This particular cuvee is made by blending various parcels of Chardonnay grown in Le Mesnil sur Oger. The wines used are specially selected for their finesse and ethereal qualities which give the wines their complex and mouth-waterring flavours. This seductive Champagne is a reflection of the house style of Le Mesnil and is perfect throughout a meal, from aperitif to dessert and indeed at any any time of the day or night.
This Co-operative set up in 1937 is situated in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger and has over 500 members and 305 hectares under its ownership. Champagne le Mesnil is run by winemaker Gilles Marguet and this is certainly where very good quality champagnes are produced at a very reasonable price. Primarily focused on Chardonnay, they also make a small quantity of Rosé also. Their prestige cuvee benefits from 35year old vines+ and on south facing slopes, but their Non-vintage Brut has an average vine age of 30 years and has South-East facing vineyards. Vine density is around 7500 vines per hectare and yields are restricted by pruning each cane back to 4-5 buds. Focus is very much on producing good quality champagnes and the same level of attention to detail is applied, despite its size.
Perfect from aperitif to dessert
In the press
"This one's got everything going for it. Rich, round and biscuity, this would cost a lot more if it had a big name on the label." Helen McGinn Daily Mail, 29th December 2018