Here's your guide to all of the wines from Maison Champy that will pass your tastebuds during the Nacht van de Wijn Masterclass. From light whites to temperamental reds and a bubbly finish, you'll surely find a new favourite amongst our classy and flavouful selection. Enjoy!
Maison Champy Cuvée Edme Chardonnay Bourgogne
The “Signature” of our oenologist Dimitri Bazas, this Bourgogne Chardonnay comes from a selection of our best barrels of Chardonnay. The grapes are grown in the classic regions of Puligny, Meursault, and Rully. This harmonious blend gives it both the classic character of Chardonnay from the Côte d’Or and the floral elegance typical of the Côte Châlonnaise.
**Tasting note: ** Bright color, yellow gold with golden highlights. Strong aromatic intensity. The nose is rich and well opened, with notes of exotic fruits and white flowers, notes of caramel and vanilla on a background of toasted bread. Fresh on the palate, an opulent body, smooth and round. At the finish, a good aromatic persistence of the fruit, united with a good balance between the acidity and the roundness.
Maison Champy Pouilly Fuissé Bourgogne
The vineyard of Pouilly-Fuissé sits on clay and limestone soil of Jurassic origin, on masses of fallen rocks and reddish marl. The chardonnay found here is of a predestined terroir. This wine offers an expression, built in liveliness, rather complex, it is full of charm.
**Tasting note: ** A beautiful bright color, golden yellow with white-gold reflections. The nose is intense, complex, and fresh. It releases notes of yellow fruits and delicately spiced notes. The palate is lively with subtle grilled notes and a light minerality is expressed. A wine that is full of energy which identifies the most beautiful terroirs of Pouilly Fuissé.
Maison Champy Meursault Bourgogne
Meursault is a production area for very fine white wines, occupying the southern part of the Côte de Beaune. This vineyard is spread out on gentle slopes, ranging between 230 and 360 m altitude. The orientation is very favorable due to its maximum sunshine. The abundance of white marl in a limestone environment explains the predominance of white wine production, as they are more compatible with the acclimatization of the Chardonnay grape variety.
Tasting note: Beautiful golden color. Nose endowed with a beautiful aromatic complexity, with subtle oak, finely buttery on white fruit notes such as white peach. A fruity, generous and gourmet palate with spicy notes (cinnamon and white pepper). A good length and a generosity typical of the terroir.
Maison Champy Pinot Noir Bourgogne
Red Burgundy is mainly produced in three French departments: Yonne, Côte d’Or and Saône-et-Loire. It is the northernmost part of that region that produces great red wines. The Pinot Noir varietal is at the basis of all red Burgundy appellations, from the most modest to the most prestigious.
**Tasting note: ** Dark ruby colour with purple highlights. The nose is very open, with notes of small black fruit and vanilla on a finely woody background. Fresh on the palate, supple and round. A lively and structured wine, with tannins that are present but coated. The finish is tart.
Maison Champy Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru Les Fichots
The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses are on a very hilly area. They stretch over the slopes in between the hills of Aloxe Corton and Savigny-les-Beaune. In the village of Pernand-Vergelesses only six plots are classified as red Premiers Crus: les Fichots, en Caradeux, Creux de la Net, Iles des Vergelesses and Les Plantes des Champs. This locality is one of the oldest vineyards of Burgundy. It was planted in 1158 by the monks of the Abbaye de Maizières on a limestone marl soil.
**Tasting note: ** A dark garnet color with shades of violet. Complex aromatic intensity with notes of small black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry), licorice, and toasted bread on a mineral touch (marl). On the palate, well delineated and fresh with flavors of Morello cherries. Good structure with present but well integrated tannins. Persistent and fresh finish, mineral and fruity.
Maison Champy Pommard
Located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, between Beaune and Volnay, Pommard AOC has one of the best AOC reputations in France. The village is located on a slope, at 250 to 330 m above sea level, with an easterly/south- easterly exposure. This appellation has 28 Premiers Crus, the most famous of which are “Epenots” and “Rugiens”.
**Tasting note: ** The color is dark ruby and deep purple. The nose is marked by intense and gourmet notes of blackcurrant, with a nice grilled aroma and a mineral, sulfurous reduction, giving this wine a very fine, airy character. The palate is tight, showing a fruit with a good crunch, and has a good energy while showing freshness, richness, and a gourmet aspect all at the same time. With a lot of depth, the aromatics expand over notes of black fruits (blackcurrant), ripe fruits and black cherries. This beautiful wine reflects the terroir of Pommard, and can express its gourmet flavors as soon as today when first passed through a carafe. It will show all of its complexity after being kept for 10 years.
Brut Réserve 1er Cru
In 1878 the Bénard-Pitois family started to produce Champagne. Since then, a consistent drive has been passed on through generations: working the soil and the vine with respect, patience and precision. Third generation Michelle and Laurent Bénard-Louis have continued the tradition. They use their expertise and their talent to elaborate high-quality Champagne wines.
Tasting note: Clear and brilliant wine, light eye, old rose gold hue. Open and expressive notes of dried fruits and dried flowers. When aired, touches of cocoa and lemon thyme. Lively, silky. The bubble is delicate. The aromatic expression ranges from tangerine and dried fruit to violet syrup. Tangy finish giving the wine a nice balance and good staying power.