Champagne Le Brun Servenay
X.B. 2.5 Blanc de Blancs
The Extra Brut X.B. originated from a meeting in 2014 between two men, Patrick Le Brun, winemaker and heir to the Le Brun Servenay family and Philippe Jamesse, recognized sommelier in a renowned Michel star restaurant, both with a love for the characteristic Champagne region and know-how in the field of tradition and modern production methods.
Due to strict selection of the harvest years, patience with aging in the cellar and the unprecedented development of the wine, combined with an extremely low dosage of sugar, this Extra Brut Champagne give the beautiful expression and mineral purity of the Grand Cru of the Côte des Blancs.
Blend ratio: 100% Chardonnay, from the Grand Cru vineyards of Oger, Avize and Cramant,
blend of 5-year harvest, without malolactic fermentation.
Dosage: Extra Low dosage, 2.5 g sugar per liter.
Aging: At least 3 years in the cellars
Color: Pale gold, clear, clear brilliant
Nose: Chardonnay is unmistakably present, with clear notes of nuts, spicy citrus, white fruit, white flowers, fresh vegetables and anise. Followed by accents of butter, cream, fat and roasted peanuts.
Mouth: materializes the first scent, but also accentuates hints of iodine and minerals.
Drink with: Dorade tartar with apple (Granny Smith), Scallops St. Jacques carpaccio with lime zest, sashimi.
This Cuvée Extra Brut XB 2.5 Blanc de Blancs was born from the passion of a winemaker and the love of a sommelier. A true celebration and a tribute to nature, pure and brutal. Champagne’s signature!
I have always appreciated the elusive mystery surrounding the word Champagne, which naturally seduces me into a frequent stay in the heart of the Champagne region.
For more than 20 years, when I open a beautiful bottle, I find the fantastic Champagne terroirs and the passion of the winemakers.
In the former sea and land minerals (including iodine) in which the sticks are rooted, that is where the house Le Brun Servenay creates its pure, energetic champagnes which give an incomparable emotion.
I would like to share that unique emotion through this vintage XB Champagne.
Philippe Jamesse, sommelier
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.
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