Champagne Charles Mignon Cuvee Comte De Marne Brut Grand Cru NV
By International Wine Report
CHARLES MIGNON Champagne 'Cuvée Comte de Marne’ Brut Grand Cru NV
2013 Top 100 - Rank # 86
Report Date: November 2013
Drinking Window: 2013-2030
Estimated Value: $120
Producer: Maison Charles Mignon
Importer: Serge Doré Selections
The Maison Charles Mignon is located in Epernay, capital of the Champagne region and a town with a rich historical past. The 'Cuvée Comte de Marne’ Brut Grand Cru is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay made using the finest grapes and is considered the flagship of the Mignon range. It offers gorgeous aromas of green apple, lemon zest and white florals with hints of toast and mineral. This brings wonderful elegance, but with lots of energy from the fine mousse and underlying acidity which drives this wine into the crisp, mouth watering finish. Just a fantastic bottle that should have no issue lasting a decade. (Best 2014-2024) - November 2013 - (JD)
Charles Mignon Cuvée Comte de Marne NV
Decanter rating: 4 Stars
(White - Sparkling)
Pretty, aromatic nose with chalky character. Fresh and straightforward with toasty and fruity undertone and pleasant aging character.
UK price: N/A
By Serge Dore Selections
Champagne Charles Mignon Brut Grand Cru Cuvee Comte de Marne
55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Cuvée Comte de Marne Brut Grand Cru is produced only in top vintage years, in small quantities. It is composed of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, selected from the best plots in Grand Cru villages (Louvois and Buzy for the Pinot Noir, Chouilly, Cramant and Avize for the Chardonnay) where the vines find expression in the clay limestone soils. Vinification in small stainless steel tanks, with systematic malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for three years in the Charles Mignon cellars before being bottled in replica 18th century bottles.
MAISON CHARLES MIGNON is located in Epernay, capital of the Champagne region and a town with a rich historical past, snuggled up along the Marne River between hillsides and forests. Since 2003, Charles Mignon is one of the few family Champagne houses to be a member of the prestigious Union des Maisons de Champagne. In 1995, Bruno Mignon, great grandson of a winemaker, created Charles Mignon. With his wife Laurence, they perpetuate this love for the vine and wine while bringing a modern touch. The House owns a vineyard in Chouilly, a “Grand Cru” listed village. It is complemented by a family vineyard in the prestigious soils of the Vallée de la Marne and with supplying contracts, vines that are well spread out between the Côte des Blancs as a majority, Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne.
The intense golden appearance is topped with slight fizzy foam of great finesse with subtle little bubbles. On the nose, the wine initially displays floral notes like acacia immediately followed by dried fruits notes with almond. In the mouth, a sweet and delicate interplay of floral notes and candied fruit aromas due to the quality of the grapes and the cellar aging. An excellent and distinguished wine.
Imported by Serge Dore Selections
Champagne Charles Mignon Cuvée Comte de Marne Brut Grand Cru, NV
Produced by: Maison Charles Mignon
From: Champagne, France
Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 12.00%
Wine Style: Sparkling
Wine Colour: White
Subtle aromas marry with great length. Nice acidity and hints of white flowers with strawberry and mineral elements creates a very drinkable wine.