Champagne Autreau Brut Reserve Grand Cru NV

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  • The Champagne Autreau Brut Reserve Grand Cru NV is a wine that represents the best of the Champagne region.
  • A strong gold colour with fine salmon glints
  • A wine that is fresh, lively, and elegant, with a perfect balance of fruit and minerality.
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    $92.99
  • 1 or more bottles
    $94.99
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  • International W
    Silver points
  • Wine Enthusiast
    90 points
  • Cameron Douglas
    93 points

Editors notes

100% Grand Cru fruit. Pinot Noir & Chardonnay blend. The nose is a combination of ripe citrus fruits with a buttery overtone and flowery finish. The flavours are fresh and vibrant, of peaches, melons and raspberry with light hazelnut nuance adding depth and complexity. A truly beautiful wine, and exceptional value.

The family Autreau is an old family from Champillon - ancient documents certify their presence since 1670. This family is linked to the farming of the land and to the Champagne production as far back as it goes - the beginning of the 18th century when Dom Perignon found bubbles in his wine.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Creamy
    • Lemon
    • Mineral
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Lemon

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish

Critic Scores & reviews

  • International World Wine Awards Mundus Vini

    Silver
    "A strong gold colour with fine salmon glints. Deep aromas in which fresh fruits dominate with a hint of hazelnut. The taste is full bodied and pleasant due to the heavy fruit. The dosage is light which permits this wine to express its finesse. All opportunities, but this well balanced Champagne is recommended for aperitifs and cocktails."
  • Wine Enthusiast

    90
    "There is a great depth of flavor to this wine. It is rich, but has a strong mineral edge that cuts through the ripe white and citrus fruits. Balanced between dryness and fruit, this structured wine is ready to drink."
  • Cameron Douglas MS

    93
    "Distinctive bouquet with pear and lemon, preserved lemon and apple, a fine autolysis complexity and chalk-like mineral quality. Lovely weight and crispness, dry, fresh, saline and mineral. A fine wine with a coarse - silk textured mousse, high acidity, distinctively dry and floral on the finish. Flavours of lemon and apple and a fresh, crisp brioche quality on the finish. Well made with ready to drink qualities from 2022 through 2029."

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Locations

France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Champagne

Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.

Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.
A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.

Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.

Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.

An exclusive event Want to taste this wine?

What could be better than tasting this wine alongside our knowledgeable staff and even someone from the winery themselves? Below are events that include the wine you are interested in.

    • October
      13
    • 6:30 PM AEST
    • In Person Event
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting Sydney 13th October 2022 6.30pm
    • Wine Type Event
    • 6:30 PM AEST
    • In Person Event
    • 199 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000
    • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
    Grand Cru
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting Sydney 13th October 2022 6.30pm
    $199.00 per ticket
    199 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

    It’s back and more delicious than ever! Featuring over 30 of France’s finest Champagnes from the tiny boutique producers to the most iconic of Houses.

    The Grand Cru Champagne series is the perfect opportunity to taste some unfamiliar champagne brands alongside your familiar favourites showcasing new vintages. With a multitude of superb selections hand chosen by us, this is the best way to learn more about the different styles produced and find your next favourite wine to drink at home! The event will be held at the always-impressive Four Seasons Hotel- what a way to spend a spring evening!

    With our previous evenings always selling out quickly, you’ll need to get in early to secure your spot at this tasting!

    The Four Seasons will be taking care of us with scrumptious small plates to accompany these fine wines.

    Full wine selection to be announced closer to the date.

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    • October
      20
    • 6:30 PM AEST
    • In Person Event
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting Brisbane 20th October 2022 6.30pm
    • Wine Type Event
    • 6:30 PM AEST
    • In Person Event
    • Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
    • Blackbird Bar & Grill
    Grand Cru
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting Brisbane 20th October 2022 6.30pm
    $229.00 per ticket
    Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
    It’s back and more delicious than ever! Featuring more than 15 of France’s finest Champagnes. At this dinner, we'll taste and talk through all that this special region has to offer, from the boutique producers to the most iconic of Houses. The Grand Cru Champagne series is the perfect opportunity to taste some unfamiliar champagne brands alongside your familiar favourites showcasing new vintages. With superb selection hand chosen by us, this is the best way to learn more about the region of Champagne and maybe even find your next favourite wine to drink at home! With our previous evenings selling out quickly, you’ll need to get in early to secure your spot at this tasting! Wines will be presented in 4 brackets matched to courses in a sit-down dinner. Full wine list to be announced closer to the date.
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    • October
      27
    • 6:30 PM AEST
    • In Person Event
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting Melbourne 27th October 2022 6.30pm
    • Wine Type Event
    • 6:30 PM AEST
    • In Person Event
    • 49 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053
    • Epocha Restaurant
    Grand Cru
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting Melbourne 27th October 2022 6.30pm
    $229.00 per ticket
    49 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053

    It’s back and more delicious than ever! Featuring more than 12 of France’s finest Champagnes. At this dinner, we'll taste and talk through all that this special region has to offer, from the boutique producers to the most iconic of Houses.

    The Grand Cru Champagne series is the perfect opportunity to taste some unfamiliar champagne brands alongside your familiar favourites showcasing new vintages. With superb selection hand chosen by us, this is the best way to learn more about the region of Champagne and maybe even find your next favourite wine to drink at home!

    With our previous evenings selling out quickly, you’ll need to get in early to secure your spot at this tasting!

    Wines will be presented in 4 brackets matched to courses in a sit-down dinner. Full wine list to be announced closer to the date.

    Read More
    • April
      19
    • 6:30 PM AWST
    • In Person Event
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting and Dinner Perth 19th April 2023 6.30pm
    • 6:30 PM AWST
    • In Person Event
    • 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
    • Heritage Wine Bar
    Grand Cru
    Grand Cru Champagne Tasting and Dinner Perth 19th April 2023 6.30pm
    $275.00 per ticket
    131 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

    It’s back and more delicious than ever! Featuring more than 12 of France’s finest Champagnes.

    The Grand Cru Champagne series is the perfect opportunity to taste some unfamiliar Champagne brands alongside your familiar favourites showcasing new vintages. With a superb selection curated by us, this is the best way to learn more about the region of Champagne and maybe even find your next favourite wine to drink at home!

    With our previous evenings selling out quickly, you’ll need to get in early to secure your spot at this tasting!

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    On arrival
    The Heritage bread and pickles
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    Bracket 1 - House
    Oysters, bacon fat, tomato
    Champagne Pannier Brut Selection NV
    Champagne Drappier 1er Cru Brut NV
    Champagne Louise Brison Extra Brut 2015

    Bracket 2 - Grand Cru
    Steak tartare, anchovy, cos, cheddar
    Champagne Delavenne Brut Tradition Grand Cru NV
    Champagne Autreau Grand Cru NV
    Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru NV

    Bracket 3 - Rose
    Brioche, salmon caviar, egg jam
    Champagne Drappier Rose Brut Nature NV
    Champagne Jacquinot 'Symphonie Rose Millesime' 2013
    Gosset 'Grand Rose' NV Champagne

    Bracket 4 - Big names
    Miso toothfish, beurre blanc, chives
    Ruinart Blanc De Blancs NV Champagne
    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 Limited Edition Yayoi-Kusama
    Dom Perignon 2012

    Mystery Champagne
    Sshhh

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About the brand Champagne Autréau

Since 1670, the Autréau’s family has perpetuated fine Champagne from the heights of Champillon. They own Grand Cru vineyards of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir in Aÿ and Chouilly. The family is linked to the farming of the land and to the Champagne production as far back as the time when Dom Pérignon found bubbles in his wine. A vast and beautiful vineyard of 30 hectares is divided in the best Crus of the Côte des blancs (White Hillside) and the Vallée de la Marne (Marne Valley.) Chardonnay grapes come from 5 hectares of vines situated in Chouilly, a Grand Cru soil from the Côte des Blancs and Pinot Noir comes from the Vallée de la Marne. Pinot Meunier, over 14 hectares is also grown in the Vallée de la Marne. United Cellars are proud to bring Champagne Autréau to Australia. Their Premier Cru and Grand Cru offerings are outstanding

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    I'm a big Champagne drinker. Autreau represents phenomenal value. 48 months on lees and Grand Cru fruit for sub $100. Aperetif style Champagne, easy to drink and beautiful layered flavours. A fine balance between Citus and Brioche characters. Top Top wine

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