NVLété-Vautrain Brut 204

Champagne, France

Retail $50.00



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Quick Facts

L’Esprit Brut makes an elegant aperitif. The style also allies well to food especially with roasted chicken. This precious wine also goes superbly with caviar or sushi.


About this wine

This super well-balanced bottle of Champagne gets an astoundingly luxurious seven years of aging on the lees. It is very rare to find something so reasonably priced that is kept for so long. Composed of even parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier it is fermented in stainless steel. Baron Fuente is a negociant that owns almost 90 acres of vines and purchases another 90 acres "sur pied," meaning that they pick the grapes. 

For the sheer fact that it features notes of citrus integrated with toasted brioche, fine bubbles and a clean finish, it's understandable to want to share. However, the fact that it's a direct import and that is only available in limited qualities, well, you may find yourself wanting to stash this one in your back pocket. Guests at parties will begin to eagerly anticipate your arrival as they hope to see the elusive bottle of Champagne that you recently "discovered."

Inside Fact: Grower Champagnes tend to be more terroir focused, being sourced from single or closely located vineyards around a village.

Sommelier notes

This small owner-grower Champagne will teach you just why there's so much buzz in the market about this type of bubbles.  Between the pricing and the quality, there's a lot to talk about.  The production is very limited, but the attention to detail and finesse of this wine will impress all who try it.  Made from an unusual blend of 50% Pinot Meurnier, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, there's a soft, fresh flavor of dried cherries that comes shining through the round, full mouth of this wine.  The mousse is persistent and the wine is delicious, we all felt that it was a can't miss.  Enjoy now through 2025. - DZ Dec 2015