[Sponsored article] Whether as a gift or to treat yourself, a fine bottle of champagne is always a good idea. Festive yet simply and incontrovertibly elegant, this beverage adapts to all occasions and is unanimously appreciated.
But how to pick a great bottle? Some vineyards are famous worldwide. One such is the French family vineyard, Frerejean Freres. Now, as the holidays arrive, is a great time to discover this prestigious company.
Frerejean Frères, A French Family Business
Frerejean Frères produces some exceptional Premier & Grand Crus wine from Champagne. All are created with traditional craftsmanship and rigorous expertise.
Started in 2005 in the northeastern town of Avize by Rodolphe, Richard and Guillaume Frerejean-Taittinger (and later joined by partner, Laurent Dassault), the company is built on 30 years of knowledge from the brothers’ wine-making family heritage, combined with local expertise, and a deep connection to the terroir. The result is small batch, craft Champagne that is the epitome of luxury.
“Traditional Craftsmanship and Rigorous Expertise”
With the focus on modern-day craftsmanship, Frerejean Frères works the earth using traditional methods. Their production process honors the land, with a low-chemical approach (using minimal pesticides on the vines and low levels of sulfites in their Champagne).
The Secret Ingredient: Patience
It takes between six and eight years to make each bottle of Frerejean Frères Brut Premier Cru, and at least eight years to make a vintage cuvée.
Because of this slow and careful process, one can find the collection of Frerejean Frères Premier & Grand Crus wines in the most prestigious Michelin starred restaurants and hotels around the world. You can now have them at home, too. So order today and receive a bottle by the holidays.
The collection of Frerejean Frères includes:
- Premier Cru Brut non-vintage:
A blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from the villages of Grauves, Vertus, and Ambonnay, aged 6 years with low sugar – rated 16.5 out 20 by Jancis Robinson (a renown British wine critic)
- Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru non-vintage:
100% Chardonnay from the prestigious villages of Cramant, Avize & Grauves – malolactic fermentation – 50% of reserve wines from the harvests of 2010, 2011 & 2012 – Resting at least 6 months in cellar after disgorgement – rated 17/20 by Jancis Robinson
- Rosé Premier Cru non-vintage:
60% Chardonnay from Grand Cru plots, 40% Pinot Noir from Premier Cru plots and 14% Pinot Noir vinified into red wines – from the villages of Ambonnay, Ay, Chouilly, Grauves – Tête de cuvée – Malolactic fermentation – 30% of reserve wines aged in barrels from the harvests of 2015 & 2016 – Resting at least 6 months in cellar after disgorgement – Low sugar
- Cuvée des Hussards 2012 vintage:
100% Chardonnay from the prestigious villages of Cramant, Avize & Oger – Tête de cuvée – Cellared on June 20th, 2013 – Resting at least 6 months in cellar after disgorgement – Extra Brut dosage – Limited to 20,000 bottles – rated 17/20 by Jancis Robinson and 97 points by Decanter Magazine
- VV 26 Grand Cru non-vintage:
100% Chardonnay from Cramant, Avize & Oger – Blend of 2008, 2009 & 2012 harvests with base wine of 2016 – Tete de cuvée vinified for 12 months in oak casks from the Argonne forest – 60% of Reserve wines also vinified in oak casks from the Argonne forest – Malolactic fermentation – Resting at least 6 months in cellar after disgorgement – Limited to 9,925 bottles!
Order your bottle now and receive it by the winter holidays.
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