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Champagne Tsarine Premium Brut  - NV750ml add to my favourites Share

Origin: France Region:Champagne
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Champagne Tsarine Premium Brut NV is elegant,sophisticated and dry. It develops aromas of grapefruit and quince,coupled with bitter orange.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Poultry or Vegetable.

  • Color:Champagne - green gold 
  • Region:Champagne 
  • Country: France 
  • Vintage:NV 
  • Grade:AOP 
  • Content:750ml 
  • Grape Varieties: 34% Chardonnay -  33% Pinot Noir -  33% Pinot Meunier 
  • Tasting Note: grapefruit, quince, bitter orange 
  • Alcohol:12.0 %
  • Recommendation:chill before serving 
  • Serving Temperature:8-10°C 
  • Retaining Level:drink within 3 years 

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Champagne

Champagne Tsarine Premium Brut is a wine from Champagne,region of France ,Champagne appellation covers 27 500 hectares on the site of an ancient sea covered with a layer of chalk of 200 meters deep. This soil provides a good drainage and a thermal storage for the roots. The northern and continental influences softened by oceanic climate from Normandy are ideal for the grapes development. Between an altitude from 130 to 180 meters, this appellation has to face frequent spring frosts and summer temperate improving the finesse of the wines. Wine called Champagne is only produced in this region with grapes from this region. Three varieties share the Champagne vineyard: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Developped in the late seventeenth century, the process of sparkling winemaking resides in the second fermentation in a closed bottle by adding the "liqueur de tirage" (yeasts and sugar liquor). In the bottle, which is horizontally stocked in a dark place, sugar decomposes into carbon dioxide which is trapped into the wine, giving those delicate and slight bubbles. This ancestral method also includes the shaking of the bottles to extract the dead yeasts through the cap, most of the time by using frost.
It exists various types of Champagne wines:
- The Blanc de Blanc, produced only with Chardonnay
- The Blanc de Noir, from black grape varieties (Pinot Meunier and Noir)
- The Rose: a small amount of red wine is added to get some color
- The Millesime: only one good vintage is used for the production of the wine, there is no blend. This wine is a superior quality one.

To get a preview of the level of sweetness you are going to find in your Champagne, 6 notifications exist:
-Extra Brut (less than 6 gr of residual sugar per litre)
-Brut (less than 12 grams)
-Extra Dry (between 12 and 17 gr)
-Sec (between 17 and 32 gr)
-Demi-sec (between 32 and 50 gr)
-Doux (50 gr)

Grape

  • Chardonnay(34%)  
    The world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are produced in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. Many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, but this is usually due to winemaking technics (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in oak barrels contributes to notes of vanilla, smoke and hints of sweet spices such as clove and cinnamon Extended lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity flavors. Because of this high level of winemaker's involvement, Chardonnay has become known as the "winemaker's wine".
  • Pinot Noir(33%)  
    Pinot Noir is a red grape variety famous for beeing the raw material of the greatest and most expensive red wines in the world (Burgundy wines) and for the best Champagne wines. Pinot noir grapes are grown all around the world, mostly in the cooler wine regions. Other regions than Champagne and Burgundy have gained a reputation for their work with Pinot noir, including California vineyards, the Walker Bay wine region of South Africa, Tasmania, Yarra Valley in Australia and wine regions of New Zealand. Whimsical, it is a very hard variety to grow: it suffers from heat, from humidity and is very sensitive to rot and illness which require diligent canopy management. The thin-skins and low levels of phenolic compounds lend Pinot to produce mostly lightly colored, medium bodied low tannin wines. When young, wines made from Pinot noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wines age, Pinots have the potential to develop vegetal and spicy aromas that contribute to the complexity of the wine.
  • Pinot Meunier(33%)  
    Mainly used in the Champagne wine making which covers a third of this vineyard. Very resistant to frost, it owes its name from the whitish appearance that covers its leaves ("Meunier" is french for "Miller"). Considered to be vital in adding fruitiness and freshness to the power of Pinot Noir and the grace of Chardonnay, it is rarely used as a single varietal. Pinot Meunier is found as well in the French Loire Valley, and in the vineyards of Southwestern Germany where it is called "Schwartzriesling" (black Riesling). Wines with a dominance of Pinot Meunier have usually less aging potential than those made from Pinot Noir: it is intended for rapid consumption wines.

Owner

Introduced to the court of the Empress Anna Ivanovna, champagne quickly became the guest of honour at all banquets, especially at the table of Catherine the Great and the highest nobility in the Empire. To pay tribute to this period in Russian history, Maison Chanoine created Tsarine Champagne. Its exclusively designed, long, curved bottle bears certain similarities to the architecture of the great Russian monuments. Its emblematic colours, its rounded label and its evocative name are all redolent of the period of the great Russian dynasties.

Vineyard

The fine, ethereal dance of delicate bubbles rises through the glass in green-gold glints. The aromas are expressed discreetly, slowly: lime blossom and lemon grass mingle with lighter notes of bitter orange and quince. The freshness and the elegance of this cuvee are confirmed on the palate. The dominant citrus notes combine with the more sophisticated aromas of white peach and Corinth grape.

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