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Brimoncourt Champagne: Wine Review

Brimoncourt is a newer name to the range of Champagnes available in Australia.  To date they have impressed with their marketing, their style and generally their whole approach.  Hopefully engaging a new segment of the wine market.Brimoncourt Champange

However, the proof is always in the product, and the experience so far only reinforces the view that Brimoncourt is a contender. It’s a name to remember and even to seek out.

Champange Brimoncourt ‘Extra Brut’ NV

The Brimoncourt ‘Extra Brut’ Champange is made with 20% Chardonnay and 80% Pinot Noir from Grand Cru vineyards: Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Cramant, Mesnil and Oger. It has a lower dosage of 2 g/L.

On the nose it’s a very complex array of aromas; fresh bread, almond meal and fresh red apple. On the palate again a complex range of flavours which seem to last forever.

Fresh citrus/citron, green apple and a hint of brioche fullness to finish and round out the palate.  You could match this with food, but such was its completeness I found it perfect to enjoy on its own.
Champagne Brimoncourt

The bead is lively and fine, and brings more freshness and joie de vivre to the whole generous experience. Indeed a memorable wine which will make its mark in Australia.
Alcohol: 12.5%
RRP: $110
Region: Champagne, France
Source: Provided by Brimoncourt Australia

Champagne Brimoncourt Brut Regence NV

A blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel and spends four years on lees.  The champagne has subtle toasty bread aromas, fresh apple/nashi pear and complex honey nut nougat. Brimoncourt Champange

On the palate it’s lovely and rounded – possibly a little fuller than the Extra Brut. Fine persistent bubbles keep it refreshing and help balance the fullness. Softer acid than the Extra Brut, but still showing fresh citrus characters on the palate.

Alcohol: 12.5%
RRP: $85
Region: Champagne, France
Source: Provided by Brimoncourt Australia

Champagne Brimoncourt is available from GPO restaurant in Martin Place in Sydney, or in Bulletin Place in Sydney.