Champagne Le Brun Servenay
Cuvée Mélodie en C, Extra Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru
This “old” selection was first compiled by Roger Le Brun in 1947. This Cuvée was originally made from grapes from a single year of vines from Cramant. Today, Patrick Le Brun combines the grapes from the vines from Cramant with the Crus from Avize and Oger with the idea of giving Champagne the expression and minerality of the three grounds.
Blend ratio: 100% Chardonnay of 4 years
Vinification and maturation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vessels, without malolactic fermentation. And clarification through the blending.
Dosage: Low dosage, 3 g of sugar per liter for the Extra Brut.
Aging: At least 3 years “sur lie”
Color: Chrome yellow, lemon reflections
Nose: Lemon zest, lemon, lime, scents of fresh fern
Mouth: Lemon and Granny Smith flavors, Fine texture, which extends the taste remarkably.
Drink with: Oysters, poached (in lemon) shellfish. Carpaccio and fish tartare. Sushi
Tyson Stelzer Note: 94/100
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 then 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.