Beaumet Champagne Vintage 2006
Champagne Beaumet was established in 1878 and is part of the Castellane group which shares the same ownership of Laurent-Perrier, the wines vinified by the same winemakers. Based at Chateau Malakoff in the heart of Epernay, there are 5 km of underground cellars and fruit for the wines is drawn from 60 ha of vines through the Champagne region. www.chateau-malakoff.com Champagne Beaumet is distributed in New Zealand by Caro’s. www.caros.co.nz Here, I review the new Vintage 2006.
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Champagne Beaumet ‘Brut Vintage’ 2006Sparkling Wine from France - ChampagneReview Date : 08-Aug-2013Pale straw-yellow colour with slight lemon-green hues, and a strong, persistent bead. This has an elegant and tightly bound bouquet with aromas of yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with gentle autolysis notes of nuts and yeasty bread. This has subtle detail and good depth. Dry to taste, softly integrated flavours of yellow stonefruits, fresh yeast and bread grow to show an attractive sweetness. The mouthfeel is softly textured, but lively with fine effervescence and balanced acidity. The dosage becomes a feature, and along with the acidity, carries the flavours to a soft, moderately lingering, clean, stonefruit nuanced finish. This is a soft-textured, fine and gently refreshing Champagne with attractive balance and subtlety. Serve as an aperitif and with delicate white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years.. A blend of around 10 crus, based on Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay from the Cote de Blancs. 12.0% alc. 18.0/20 Aug 2013 RRP $55.99