Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne: ‘Tis the season
The Champagne fame is such that eyes light up at the mere mention of its name. Whether enjoyed by a discoverer or a connoisseur, this French appellation embodies classicism, pleasure and happiness every time. It brings excitement to moments big and small and can be served both as an aperitif or paired to a fine meal.
A region like no other
To reach the Champagne region from Paris takes about the same time as traveling from Montreal to Sherbrooke. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its estates, cellars and hillsides, Champagne is set apart by the chalky nature of its soils and by the exceptional quality of its bubbles obtained using the "champenoise" method, also known as "traditional" outside its borders. Served aboard the Titanic, during the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower or to highlight all the greatest sporting achievements, it is loved by all and always adds a touch of glamour. From the first pop to the sight of its seductive bubbles, Champagne sharpens all our senses and makes the occasion.
What is the “champenoise” method?
Characterized by a fermentation in the bottle and not in cask, along with a more-or-less prolonged aging on the lees, this traditional technique gives fine persistent and creamy bubbles as well as a unique depth to the product.
The Feuillatte name at the top
The youngest of the greatest Champagne estates, Maison Nicolas Feuillatte has forged an enviable reputation over the course of its 40 years. At the top of Champagne sales in France and third on the world podium, it continues to rise thanks to a philosophy that advocates neither scarcity nor elitism, but rather accessible and unpretentious luxury. Recognized by the critics for its fine, precise and elegant bubbles, this house is based on a co-op model unique in Champagne. Indeed, the brand belongs to the 4,500 winegrowers who provide the fruit of their land and who allow the property to shine, through the art of blending, a variety of vintages. Patient well beyond the regulatory rest required by the appellation, the house refines its wines in the cellar a minimum of 3 years before they are marketed and up to 10 for the great wines of the house. A boundless commitment to quality expressed through an impressive series of cuvées that are difficult to fault.
At the table
Often associated as an aperitif, to ring in the New Year or to highlight a special event, Champagne is often mistakenly perceived as a product specific to celebrations. However, just like wine, there are different types, for all occasions and all budgets. Here are three examples, to savour the Feuillatte range on all occasions, whether exceptional milestones or mondain moments.
Blanc de blancs
Referring to a Champagne made exclusively from white grapes, this Chardonnay from Nicolas Feuillatte is ideal to start the evening. Tight, refined and graceful, it also lends itself to many dinner pairings.
Goat cheese, sushi, smoked salmon
Rabbit in mustard sauce, cheese fondue, regular chips!
Aged in the cellar for 3 to 4 years, this emblematic Champagne of the house offers a nice roundness, accents of white fruits and apricot, all highlighted by a thirst-quenching acidity. Don’t forget to take the bottle out of the fridge 20 minutes before serving.
Foie gras, salmon tartare, fish and chips
Mushroom risotto, baked brie, rabbit in white wine and mushrooms
Rhubarb tarte Tatin
Featuring a colour that wows, this fresh and airy rosé evokes currant, blueberry and raspberry in a delicate and elegant ensemble. A marriage of colour is essential on the plate!
Prosciutto and melon, shrimp mousse, bruschetta
Beet, strawberry and goat cheese salad, asian dishes, turkey and cranberry sauce
Strawberry in Chantilly cream
Graceful, versatile and unique, Champagne is certainly a celebration wine, but the party doesn't start until you kick it off. So, don't wait for the opportunity, create it!
A range to discover
Explore all the Feuillatte Champagnes and treat yourself to a touch of luxury by sharing precious moments around a good bottle for the holidays at home.
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