Herve Rafflin La Meunier Premier Cru Extra Brut Champagne
From the heart of the Champagne region in France, the La Meunier Premier Cru Extra Brut is a sparkling testament to Herve Rafflin's unwavering commitment to quality and the celebration of the Pinot Meunier grape. Historically overlooked in the shadow of its more famous counterparts, Pinot Meunier finds its rightful place of honor in this masterfully crafted Champagne. Holding the esteemed Premier Cru designation, this bubbly reflects the best attributes of its terroir.
Nose: On the nose, this Champagne exudes elegance and complexity. It begins with a bouquet of fresh orchard fruits, notably apple and pear, underpinned by subtle notes of toasted brioche and almond. As it unfolds, there are hints of white flowers and a delicate mineral undertone.
Palate: The palate is met with a vibrant mousse, characteristic of its Extra Brut nature, offering an invigorating effervescence. The primary flavors resonate with the nose: crisp apple, ripe pear, and nuances of citrus zest. The mid-palate brings in a beautiful minerality, reflecting the Premier Cru terroir, intermingled with light notes of honey and toasted nuts.
Finish: The finish is long, clean, and bracingly dry, leaving a lingering impression of fresh fruits, minerality, and a whisper of brioche, making every sip a delightful experience.
Herve Rafflin's La Meunier Premier Cru Extra Brut Champagne is a harmonious match with a variety of gourmet selections. Ideal as an aperitif, its crisp profile beautifully complements oysters, caviar, and other seafood delicacies. It's equally at home with poultry dishes, especially those with a creamy sauce or citrus accents. For those seeking a more unconventional pairing, try it with sushi or sashimi to accentuate its crispness and fruit notes.