Champagne Nathalie Falmet Cuvée Solera Perpetual Reserve 2008-2014 NV
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Region | Champagne, Rouvres-les-Vignes
Grape Variety | Chardonnay
, Pinot Noir
From lean to rich and creamy, this noble grape can produced a diverse range of styles. Unoaked styles are crisp, lean and minerally - pairing well with sushi and risotti. Oaked sttles with more bolder flavours, pair well with linguini vongole, halbut, pork loin, rich root vegetables and mushrooms. Medium bodied with medium acidity, typical aromas include yellow apple, pineapple, citrus, vanilla and butter.
Light in colour and body with a silky fruit intensity of raspberry and cherry and a touch of spice when oak aged. Pairs well with roasted flavours
Style | Complex
A wine that changes shape in your mouth and in the glass as its swirled around. A wine with many layers of flavours that start one way, then open up on the mid-palate and deliver a lengthy finish. All great wine is complex, and all complex wines are age worthy. If a wine is over worked or over extracted, it will not age well all great wine starts with top-quality grapes that have a good intensity of fruit, medium-high level of acidity and medium-high level tannins. Ultimately the fruit, acidity and tannins/oak need to be in balance in order for the wine to develop and age well. Factors that can influence complexity include viticultural practices (grape varieties, lowering yields, irrigation, and winemaking practices (grape skin maceration, micro-oxygenation, lees stirring, further ageing). If your preference is for more complex style wines, look out for wines with elegant and savoury notes such as aged Burgundy, Barolo, Champagne.
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This cuvée comes from a perpetual reserve or Soléra. It is a gourmet champagne, fruity and complex. It is made with 50% pinot Noir and 50% chardonnay and comes from 7 separate harvests. Rated 17/20 at Gault and Millau 2020 and 17/20 at Gault and Millau 2021, this wine, disgorged at 0g/l, is bone dry, with nothing to hide.