Cuvée Virginie is a vintage Méthode Traditionelle crafted especially by Daniel as a proud tribute to his daughter Virginie. The wine is only made in exceptional vintages and the 2016 was released on 30th October 2020.
From the growing period through to harvest 2016 all of the elements were in balance and the grapes ripened to perfection. They were hand-picked in pristine condition showing excellent fruit intensity and pretty aromatics from the Mendoza clone Chardonnay. The resulting Cuvée Virginie 2016 is a wine with elegance and finesse.
A pretty bouquet with light stone fruit, honey and defined toasty autolysis. The fine mousse leads to flavours of brioche, white peach, soft citrus and green apple. Uplifted and vibrant with delicate autolysis followed by a silky, long dry finish. This is a wine with elegance and finesse.
Winemaker: Daniel Le Brun
Composition: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Sweetness: Extra Brut
Residual Sugar: 3.14g/L
Total Acidity: 6.6g/L
On Lees: 3 years 9 months
Cellaring: 5-10 years
96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Impeccably composed and supremely elegant, this stunning methode traditionnelle shows white flesh peach, lemon peel, acacia and yeasty characters on the nose. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and focus, together with refined mouthfeel and bright acidity, leading to a persistent poised finish. Intricate and exquisitely detailed.
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS
Complex, youthful and layered bouquet with aromas of citrus and fresh brioche bun, white peach and wild flowers, strawberry and spice. Youthful, crisp, tense and dry. A fine yet abundant mousse and lively acidity enhance the flavours of citrus, strawberry and apple. A lovely long finish. Even better on the second day.
ACCOLADES for vintage 2009
Trophy Australia & New Zealand Wine Show 2018
Gold Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2018
Gold Glass of Bubbly Awards UK 2017
Gold Bragato Wine Awards 2017
96/100 Cameron Douglas MS for The Shout
94/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate