This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut Champagne

No matter how you feel about it, 2020 is coming to a close. This year may have felt more like ten years long, giving us a great reason to ring in 2021 with even more (virtual) celebration! This year we are pouring Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut Champagne at midnight on the 31st, a perfect balance of lively fruit and cool elegance. The horizon is bright and spirits are high – definitely the right time to pop a cork!

Tasting Notes: Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne is a fresh and vibrant expression of the style: citrus, juicy pear, apple and fresh bread all dance across your taste buds amidst elegant bubbles. A pulse of minerality beats just beside the ripe fruit notes, stretching out over a long finish.

Enjoy With: Appetizers like oysters, smoked salmon or ripe cheeses, and main dishes using seafood or roast poultry with vegetables. It also tastes great after a 10 second countdown.

Style: A dry, crisp and elegant sparkling wine.

Terroir/Region: The Champagne region is comprised of several valleys and sub-regions, and over time the proper grape has found its home in each place. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier make up the traditional blend of Champagne. Pinot Noir adds body, elegance and perfume, Chardonnay brings fresh acidity and structure, and Pinot Meunier brings richness and fruit.

Producer: The Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne house was founded by the man himself - Nicolas Feuillatte - but after he met Henri Macquart, it expanded into one of the most important co-ops in Champagne. It became a place where growers can make wine together, instead of selling their grapes to one of the larger houses. Now more than 4500 growers bring in grapes from all over the region and help create a high-quality wine encapsulating the flavours of the entire Champagne region.

Availability: Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne is available in the sparkling wine section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Happy new year (almost)!


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Price: $54.95
LCBO#: 537605
Size: 750mL
Alcohol Content: 12% alc./vol.