Champagne J.M. Gobillard & Fils
La Cuvée 5
It all started in 2004 with the planting of 12 hectares of forgotten grape varieties, namely the Arbane and Petit Meslier (white grapes).
This unique Cuvée Champagne 1er Cru comes from five grape varieties:
Arbane, Petit Meslier, Chardonnay (white grapes)
Pinot Noir and Meunier (blue grapes)
La Cuvée 5 surprises with an unexpectedly elegant signature. After a minimum aging of 5 years in the cellar, freshness, body, suppleness, vibranty and finesse are recognizable after the senses come into contact with the nombre “Cinq”.
This new exceptional Cuvée comes entirely from its own premier Cru vineyards from exclusively selected villages including Cumiéres and Hautvillers.
The Arbane and Petit Meslier are almost disappeared grape varieties from the Champagne region, partly because they can only be harvested when they reach absolute maturity.
With only 2 harvests in the last 10 years, only 4000 bottles have been filled. The numbered bottle confirms the uniqueness of this Champagne La cuvée Cinq !
Dosage (sugar): 5 g / l (extra brut)
“An elixir of the rarest kind ever made”
The 5 grapes:
The white Arbane is an old French champagne grape grown since time immemorial. Its budding, delicate and late maturity, coupled with a very low yield (25-35 hl / ha.) Despite forced planting on the best slopes exposed to sunlight. The Arbane produces an excellent wine, dry, nervous, very complex aroma and a strong alcohol potential with a warm year.
This very old white grape variety is native to northern regions and French champagnes. Petit Meslier germinates early and fears the spring frost. The bunches of Petit Meslier also suffer from millerandage (uneven moderation in size and maturity) and are susceptible to botrytis (fungal rot), the yields are very low: 25-35 hl / ha. all these restrictions mean that this breed is endangered. The Petit Meslier contributes to good quality champagne, lively and fruity development with a very interesting typical aromatic recognition.
Chardonnay is a common white grape, it brings finesse, freshness, minerality, lightness, purity and an elegant aromatic bouquet of flowers in contact with the nose.
Pinot Noir a blue grape whose juice is white, this grape is grown on a large scale in the Champagne region. The Pinot Noir gives aromas of red fruit and offers firmness, strength and fullness in the mouth.
Blue grapes with white grape juice, easily recognizable in the vineyard of the Champagne region by the white down fluffy appearance. The Meunier brings flexibility, fruity roundness and a very pleasant taste.
It is impossible to really taste an ice-cold wine. Champagne should therefore be served at a temperature between 6 ° and 10 ° C. More to the lower limit of this range for the Non-Vintage Champagnes and more to the upper limit for the Vintage Champagnes.
You can achieve this temperature by placing the bottle, which comes from a cellar with a temperature of 10 ° to 15 ° C, in a cooling bucket filled with ice and water for 20 minutes. At a temperature of 6 to 9 ° C, not only the odor and taste is at its best, but the pressure of the carbon dioxide has decreased to 1 atmosphere. This makes it easier to open the bottle without spilling.
You can also put the bottle of champagne in the fridge but this no longer than 10 days. In any case, place the bottle in the least cold part of the refrigerator.
Is the bottle not completely empty? No problem ! Some people think you should drink a bottle of champagne completely empty! You can simply close the bottle of champagne with a cork and keep the bottle in the fridge for 24 hours without any problems. With a special champagne cap it is even possible to keep the champagne sparkling for a few days