Champagne Pannier Brut Selection NV

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CHPANVNV10 UCNZ
  • A fantastic choice for anyone looking for a high-quality champagne.
  • A crisp and elegant taste, offering notes of green apple, citrus, with a hint of toast leading to a well balanced finish.
  • A high-quality champagne that is elegant, versatile, and a great value.
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    $64.99
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  • Guide Bettane e
    Silver points
  • Mark Faber
    96 points
  • Jancis Robinson
    16 points
  • Alistair Cooper
    90 points

Editors notes

Established in 1899, Champagne Pannier is a well-established high-quality producer already in 50 countries around the world, and United Cellars are so excited to be their exclusive partner in Australia.

They mature their wines in amazing 2km of limestone cellars that were carved over 200 years between the 12th to 14th Century. Their house symbol is an archer, after a 14th century carving found in their cellar, carved during the Hundred Years' War.

Despite winning awards and medals as well as some 90+ point scores, this House produces some of the most affordable Champagnes in Australia, whilst never compromising on quality.

Brut Selection NV is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. It uses 30% aged Reserve wine for added complexity and is matured for 3 years in the Estate's extensive chalk cellars under the town of Château-Thierry.

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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

  • Guide Bettane et Desseauve

    Silver
    "Medium intense nose with fruity notes of juicy pear with vanilla butter. A fruity and well balanced champagne. The acidity is invigorating with a chalky mineral aspect that gives relief."
  • Mark Faber

    96
    "The ultimate crowd-pleasing Champagne. Apple, cream, mineral wet chalk nose with a crisp, squeaky-clean palate of red apple and lemon pith. Hints of autolytic yeast characters but very much for the here and now. Dangerously drinkable and astounding value."
  • Jancis Robinson MW

    16
    "Sweet nose, quite a bit of depth. Pretty, confident and BIG!"
  • Alistair Cooper MW

    90
    "Zesty and fresh nose, applesking and citrus notes. a dry palate with apple, fresh chalky minerl niotes and a toasted nit note on the finish. A wonderful aperitif champagne."

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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.

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About the brand Champagne Pannier

Located in the Marne Valley, Champagne Pannier benefits from high-quality supplies coming from the best Champagne vineyards and a careful selection and blend of the three grape varieties: Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs for its delicacy, Meunier from the Marne Valley for its fine fruitiness, and Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims for its structure.

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