Louis Barthelemy

  • This cuvée is a tribute to Bacchus the god of wine, who according to mythology, fell madly in love with a beautiful nymph called Améthyste. This wine is as unique and exceptional as the love that Bacchus had for Améthyste. You will be seduced by its powerful red fruit and brioche aromas. Louis Barthélémy is a traditional champagne house, based in Epernay since 1991. Bought by the Chancel family in 2002, Louis Barthélémy benefits from rich and varied grape buying contracts in a large number of crus. The house has a very distinct and elegant wine style. It is today amongst the most highly rated Champagne houses.”

    A brilliantly clear champagne with hints of gold. It is fresh yet rich on the palate while providing a fine and persistent mousse. The flavours are round with red fruit, a touch of brioche and finishing on a note of citrus peel.

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    Vintage NV
    Grape Variety Pinot Noir 50%, Pinot Meunier 30%, Chardonnay 20%
    Food Pairing This is a fine and balanced champagne, ideal as an aperitif and to celebrate all occasions!
    Service Chilled
    Alcohol 12%
    Producer Champagnes Louis Barthelemy
    Region Epernay, Champagne
    Ageing Potential Drinking now - 2 years
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  • “The lure of Champagne is a luxurious taste yet the consolidation of thought comes with the second sip -- its minerality.

    Colour is pale with quartz-green, straw. Aromas evolve with air time, and the small gas bubbles. There is fruitiness, small flower aromas yet serious yeast time-brioche, hay, almond and eventually the pinot influence; very direct on red fruits and spice. There is some cracker autolysis as the truffle notes are released little by little. Louis Barthelemy can be contemplated before and after imbibing.

    There is pinot noir bodyweight here, texture wrapped around ripe acidity, poise, flavour, crunch, an absolutely drinkable style, acidity is racy yet clear-cut, taste-of-the-sand; tangy, low dose, the essential aperitif Champagne.”
    Peter Scudamore-Smith, MW, April 2014

    "This is a blend of Pinot Noir 50%, Pinot Meunier 30% and Chardonnay. It’s from Champagne you know.

    Slightly cidery flavours along with a touch of smoky sulphide, spice and lemon biscuit complexity. It’s dry and crisp – an elegant aperitif style if there ever was one – with beautiful clean acidity and particularly fine bubbles. Perhaps not the longest or most complex, but a delightful wine to drink, and one that’s not propped up and propelled by dosage either. Really enjoyed it. Very refreshing."
    Rated 92 Points by Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au, August 2010

    "Following a 2005 tasting... Louis Barthélémy Brut "Améthyste" was voted best Brut Non Vintage amongst a wide selection of champagnes. This result immediately placed Louis Barthélémy on par with the most prestigious Champagne houses."
    Journal 24h, Suisse - décembre 2005




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