Champagne Crucifix Prestige Premier Cru
Non-vintage Champagne made from 1er Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Aged for a minimum of 48 months.
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Produced from Premier Cru vineyards located in Montagne de Reims, in the Avenay-Val d'Or commune, Crucifix Prestige Premier Cru is arguably the best-known Champagne of Maison Crucifix Père et fils.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks, after which 20% of the Chardonnay must was aged in 200-litre barrels for some months. After that, Crucifix Prestige Premier Cru was aged for 4 years with its lees in the bottle. It was disgorged 4 months before hitting the market.
This refined Champagne Premier Cru Champagne makes for a nice after-work drink.
Clean and bright, the Champagne Crucifix Prestige Premier Cru is pale yellow, with some golden tinges.
Rather intense, this blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir conveys some intriguing aromas of acacia flowers, together with remembrances of ripe apples, pastry and smoke.
Smooth-bodied and engagingly fresh, this non-vintage Champagne from Crucifix Père et fils has some palate-caressing bubbles and an excellent balance. White fruit and sweet spices, with an aftertaste of flowers and a buttery note.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Crucifix Prestige Premier Cru is both fruit-driven and subtly mineral.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Champagne|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||60|
|Percentage of variety||Chardonnay 50%, Pinot Noir 50%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Birds, Boullabaise, Caviar, Chocolate cake, Combination of all types of foods, Curred fish, Duck, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Fruit cake, Game animals, Grilled fish, Light hors d´oeuvres, Nougat candy, Oysters, Paté, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Steak Tartare, Stew, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|