ERNEST RAPENEAU - Extra Brut "Zodiac Limited Edition" - Champagne

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Product SKU
CH43
Vintage: NV

This Limited Edition for the Lunar New Year of the OX, has been created by the RAPENEAU family to pay tribute to the rich and diverse Asian Culture.

High level of craftsmanship, and unusual lower sugar level (6grs/L) has been brought by our winemaker, Mr. Christophe RAPENEAU, to successfully blend the Chardonnay and Pinots grapes in its best expression. With a clear yellow tint colour, the nose is elegant, with floral notes of peony and fruity aromas of peach. Fresh and frank on the palate, with a beautiful liveliness and subtle curvature on the fruit. This Cuvee is well-balanced with a long finish.

$78.00
Country FRANCE Region Champagne Grape Varietal Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir

Product Description

Description

This Limited Edition for the Lunar New Year of the OX, has been created by the RAPENEAU family to pay tribute to the rich and diverse Asian Culture.

High level of craftsmanship, and unusual lower sugar level (6grs/L) has been brought by our winemaker, Mr. Christophe RAPENEAU, to successfully blend the Chardonnay and Pinots grapes in its best expression. With a clear yellow tint colour, the nose is elegant, with floral notes of peony and fruity aromas of peach. Fresh and frank on the palate, with a beautiful liveliness and subtle curvature on the fruit. This Cuvee is well-balanced with a long finish.

How to pair it

  • Meat Appetizers, cold cuts.
  • Seafood Oysters, seafood, shellfish.
  • Cheese Soft cheese.

Accolades

Awards

Concours General Agricole Paris Gold

One of the most respected French agricultural food & drink events, the CGA was founded in 1860 by the Ministry of Agriculture and is amongst the top French wine competitions. It has received more than 15000 wine samples from all French wine regions, judged by a panel of 3000 experts.

Wine Facts

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Product Type Champagne & Sparkling
Grape Varietal Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Vintage NV
Region Champagne
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Christophe RAPENEAU
Producer Champagne Ernest Rapeneau (G.H. Martel & Co)
Average age of vines 20 years
Production method 8000 bottles only
Harvest method Hand harvest
Fermentation & maceration Yes
Aging 15 months
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Bright, Fine Bubbles, Fresh, Fruity, Long Finish
Nose Attribute Buttery, Floral, Fruity
SKU CH43

Vineyard Info

First winemakers of Champagne. Of the 319 villages, or crus, they are present in 52 of them. This is a considerable advantage for both the diversity of soils but also to ensure the authenticity of the house and continuity of style of Ernest Rapeneau.

Ernest Rapeneau founded his champagne and wine business in 1901 in the village of Hautvillers, the cradle of champagne. However, it was not until 1927, when the viticultural boundaries of Champagne were fixed, that Ernest began to specialise in the champagne trade. The Rapeneau family philosophy is an uncompromising commitment to honoring and continuing our vineyard and winemaking traditions. Our family's 4th generation's goal is to build on this heritage, serving our reputation as a top champagne family owned estate.

Description

This Limited Edition for the Lunar New Year of the OX, has been created by the RAPENEAU family to pay tribute to the rich and diverse Asian Culture.

High level of craftsmanship, and unusual lower sugar level (6grs/L) has been brought by our winemaker, Mr. Christophe RAPENEAU, to successfully blend the Chardonnay and Pinots grapes in its best expression. With a clear yellow tint colour, the nose is elegant, with floral notes of peony and fruity aromas of peach. Fresh and frank on the palate, with a beautiful liveliness and subtle curvature on the fruit. This Cuvee is well-balanced with a long finish.

How to pair it

  • Meat Appetizers, cold cuts.
  • Seafood Oysters, seafood, shellfish.
  • Cheese Soft cheese.

Awards

Concours General Agricole Paris Gold

One of the most respected French agricultural food & drink events, the CGA was founded in 1860 by the Ministry of Agriculture and is amongst the top French wine competitions. It has received more than 15000 wine samples from all French wine regions, judged by a panel of 3000 experts.

More Information
Product Type Champagne & Sparkling
Grape Varietal Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Vintage NV
Region Champagne
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Christophe RAPENEAU
Producer Champagne Ernest Rapeneau (G.H. Martel & Co)
Average age of vines 20 years
Production method 8000 bottles only
Harvest method Hand harvest
Fermentation & maceration Yes
Aging 15 months
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Bright, Fine Bubbles, Fresh, Fruity, Long Finish
Nose Attribute Buttery, Floral, Fruity
SKU CH43

First winemakers of Champagne. Of the 319 villages, or crus, they are present in 52 of them. This is a considerable advantage for both the diversity of soils but also to ensure the authenticity of the house and continuity of style of Ernest Rapeneau.

Ernest Rapeneau founded his champagne and wine business in 1901 in the village of Hautvillers, the cradle of champagne. However, it was not until 1927, when the viticultural boundaries of Champagne were fixed, that Ernest began to specialise in the champagne trade. The Rapeneau family philosophy is an uncompromising commitment to honoring and continuing our vineyard and winemaking traditions. Our family's 4th generation's goal is to build on this heritage, serving our reputation as a top champagne family owned estate.