This is La Espumosa Bar’s house champagne which you can purchase by the glass for 7€. It is part of the Nicolas Feuillatte Essential range of champagnes which are designed to be accessible to the mass market.
The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) is the oldest union of producers of champagne. It comprises 82 winemaking cooperatives representing more than 5000 vineyards, situated on a hill in the commune of Chouilly, on the road leading to Pierry, and overlooks the community of Épernay. Henri Macquart founded the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne in 1972 as a storage and vinification unit to serve winegrowers, federated around cooperative or individual wine presses, and it got its present name in 1986. Nicolas Feuillatte created his brand in 1976, after inheriting a vineyard near Reims, the Domaine de Bouleuse. In 1986 it was purchased by the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne.
This particular champagne is made of ‘10% chardonnay imparting elegance and finesse, 40% pinot noir for roundness and structure and 50% meunier for fruitiness and soft, supple character.’ and has been cellar aged for two to three years.
I agree with the fruity diagnosis. This is one of the most fruit forward champagnes I have drunk, think of green apple and white fruits. If you are looking for complexity then you won’t find it here. If you’re looking for something light, simple, fruity and easy to drink the this is your champagne. It was so easy to drink that my friends and I finished of La Espumosa’s entire stock. I’m quite proud of that achievement.
|Name:||Nicolas Feuillatte Selection Brut|
|Grapes||10% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir, 50% meunier|
|Winery:||The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF)|