Nomine Renard Special Club Brut 2013
Only the exceptional vintages are dedicated to this Spécial Club cuvée. The freshness of the chardonnay match perfectly with the structure of the Pinot Noir for a perfect balance. Ready to enjoy from now this wine has a great potential for aging.
This cuvée will be appreciated with a fillet of sea bass fried on its skin, a sole with asparagus and slivers of lemon zest or a duckling stew stuffed with citrus.
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
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Champagne Nominé-Renard is a grower/producer situated in Villevenard, France—20 km southwest of Epernay. They were founded in 1962 as their own proprietary house, after growing and selling grapes for many years. The name is a combination of their two family names, Nominé and Renard and was passed down through the matriarch’s side of the family.
Nominé-Renard is a fully sustainable vineyard and winery, bordering the edge of organic. They are one of the founding families of Special Club Tresors-which began out of a desire to preserve the ‘Grower Champagne’ or ‘RM’ community and show their commitment to quality and expression of terroir. Simon Nominé, the fourth generation, is the winemaker and takes incredible care of the vines and all steps of the wine-making process. Each vintage is handcrafted and reflects the house style through their different offerings.
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, the region, Champagne, is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to bear the label, ‘Champagne’, a sparkling wine must originate from this northeastern region of France—called Champagne—and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide.
Well-drained, limestone and chalky soil defines much of the region, which lend a mineral component to its wines. Champagne’s cold, continental climate promotes ample acidity in its grapes but weather differences from year to year can create significant variation between vintages. While vintage Champagnes are produced in exceptional years, non-vintage cuvées are produced annually from a blend of several years in order to produce Champagnes that maintain a consistent house style.
With nearly negligible exceptions, . These can be blended together or bottled as individual varietal Champagnes, depending on the final style of wine desired. Chardonnay, the only white variety, contributes freshness, elegance, lively acidity and notes of citrus, orchard fruit and white flowers. Pinot Noir and its relative Pinot Meunier, provide the backbone to many blends, adding structure, body and supple red fruit flavors. Wines with a large proportion of Pinot Meunier will be ready to drink earlier, while Pinot Noir contributes to longevity. Whether it is white or rosé, most Champagne is made from a blend of red and white grapes—and uniquely, rosé is often produce by blending together red and white wine. A Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay will be labeled as ‘blanc de blancs,’ while ones comprised of only red grapes are called ‘blanc de noirs.’
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.