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Champagne de Venoge

Founded in 1837, the House of de Venoge is situated on the prestigious Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, France. Known as a medium-sized consistent producer of excellent champagne.

Champagnes de Venoge are produced with Premier and/or Grand Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and the finest Pinot Meunier grapes, of which only the cuvée (the first soft pressing) is used. Also unique is that De Venoge allows the champagne to rest sur-lies a minimum of three to four years for non-vintage and and 8 or more years for the vintaged Têtes de Cuvée (Louis XV and Louis XV Rose) to permit them the maximum time in the cellars to develop structure and elegance. The appellation laws demand 15 months and three years respectively. The Brut wines have an six to eight gram/L dosage. Bottles from .375L to 9L in size are produced in the bottle; only the 12L bottles are made by pouring off from other sized bottles.

Cordon Bleu Brut Sélect NV

50% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay & 25% Pinot Meunier

The result of a blend of three quarters of the best growths of Pinot Noir and finest Pinot Meunier from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne, and one quarter of Grand Cru white Chardonnay grapes, the Cordon Bleu Brut, created in 1864, is a champagne reputed for the regularity of its well-balanced, light and fragrant character. Its mouth-watering acidity is dominated by grapefruit. In order to guarantee a constant quality and the typical De Venoge taste year after year, a significant proportion of its composition is that of reserve wines. Brut champagne is required by law to be at least one year old before being shipped; the House of de Venoge lets this wine age at least three years sur lies to reach its qualities.

"Lots of persistent mousse. Nutty, leesy, citrus, baked apple skin, mineral, anise, buttery aromas. Dry, crisp, slightly austere palate with some creamy mousse and persistence. Toasty, nutty, citrus, granny smith, honey, earthy flavours. Good finesse in a slightly more mature but austere style."

91 Points - Anthony Gismondi
91 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points - James Suckling

SKU: 207134    AB: 781383

Cordon Bleu Brut Sélect NV .375L Half

50% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay & 25% Pinot Meunier

please see notes Cordon Bleu Brut Sélect .750L SKU 207134

1.5L Magnum      SKU: 367144
3.0L Jéroboam     SKU: 269910
6.0L Mathusalem   SKU: 269928
9.0L Salmanazar   SKU: 269936

These sizes were produced and aged in these formats.

SKU: 207142

Cordon Bleu Brut Rosé NV

50% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay & 25% Pinot Meunier

This delicate blend is made from Grand and Premier growths of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to which a little red wine is added that results in the lovely colour. It has a wonderful lightness in its sparkle (three atmospheres pressure compared to the standard five-to-six normally found in traditional champagne).The transparent glass bottle, through which the delicate and elegant dove-coloured pink colour of the champagne appears, is adorned by a replica of the original label created in 1864. Wonderfully refreshing anytime.

"Look for a fresh attractive cherry, mineral, red cassis, toasted, anise aromas with some baked apple. Quite crisp, round and elegant with lots of mineral, cherry, red currant, toasty brioche, baked pear and anise flavours. Firm, fruity, fresh, dry finish with good finesse. An excellent rosé for sipping or with food. "

92 Points - Anthony Gismondi

1.5L  Magnum     SKU: 302570

SKU: 294413

Princes Blanc de Blancs NV


91 Points - Robert Parker
92 Points - James Suckling    

SKU: 444075

Princes Blanc de Noirs NV

Pinot Noir

93 Points - Robert Parker
93 Points - James Suckling

SKU: 853150    AB: 804356

Princes Brut Rosé NV

Pinot Noir

93 points - Robert Parker
93 Points - James Suckling

SKU: 886655

Princes Extra Brut NV

35% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay & 30% Pinot Meunier

93 Points - Robert Parker
92 Points - James Suckling

SKU: 212335

2008 Louis XV Brut

Pinot Noir

The name celebrates Louis XV because he issued a decree that allowed the wines of Champagne to be both shipped and marketed in bottle, rather than by barrel thereby trapping the sparkle of fermentation. After all, he had to be able to ship the Champagne to his mistresses. The cork’s cap is a replica of the 1728 “Louis d’Or” gold coin. The champagne, which is aged ten years, comes in a distinctive bottle that comes with a cut glass stopper so you can use it as a decanter when the Champagne is gone.

Made from 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir grapes and aged for 10 years in De Venoge’s underground cellars, this 1995 is royal, elegant and sophisticated. The finesse of the bubbles enhances the color of the wine with flashes of incandescent yellow gold. The nose is subtle and voluptuous. The palate overflows with lemons, honey and hazelnuts, offering intensity and refinement. This Champagne happens to be as divine on the palate as it is on the eyes.

94 Points - Anthony Gismondi

SKU: 85464

2006 Louis XV Rosé Extra Brut

60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay

On the 25th May 1728, Louis XV of France made viticultural history by issuing a decree allowingonly wines of Champagne to be both shipped and marketed in bottles. This document was amost precious gift to the region; what was once a regional tradition was about to become a true phenomenon. Bottling meant that the sparkle created during fermentation could be preserved only for wines of Champagne, marking the birth of «Champagne» as we know it today.

Just released vintage, this maginicent homage to the "founder" of champagne is a rosé lover's nirvana!

97 Points - Robert Parker
93 PointsWine Specatator
93 Points - James Suckling

SKU: 144246