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L. Bénard Pitois Réserve Premier Cru Brut - Half Bottle, NV

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GENEROUSLY EXPRESSIVE AND CROWD-PLEASING BUBBLY HALF BOTTLE

Beguiling effervescence with expressive aromas of white flowers, dried lemon and apricots. On the palate you get softly buttered tones of brioche and toast, ripe golden apples, tangerine and almonds. Dry, creamily textured and with tight and persistent beads showing its class.

  • 1 Star in the Guide Hachette des Vins (Edition 2020)
  • Blend 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
  • Light-touch oak ageing (Chardonnay)

Cellaring: Drinking well now

Food Pairing: Shellfish, Goats cheese & feta

 STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

"The various Bénard-Pitois Champagnes, imported directly by Whelehan’s, offer fantastic value for money" John Wilson, Irish Times. Ideally located near the town of Epernay, this is an estate right in the heart of all things Champagne. With 9.5h of vineyards classified as either Grand Cru or Premier Cru, these are noteworthy producers and we are proud to stock a range of their bottlings in the shop. Winemakers Michelle and Laurent Bénard-Louis continue to make a name for this House with a hands-on approach philosophy and meticulous attention to detail. Each plot is vinified separately using small vats as well as light oak-ageing in small barrels. These are terroir-focused producers and when your terroir is Champagne then who are we to argue.

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