Behind the Style
- Champagne Style
The making of a classic
The classic white champagne category, brut champagnes are created using a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier grapes, which give the champagne a straw-like colour with hints of gold and a pleasing dry taste.
Defined by the assemblage
In the initial stages, making brut is not dissimilar to making still wine. The differences come at the assemblage, or blending, stage, where base wines from multiple vintages are blended, creating the consistent house champagne taste; and during the second period of fermentation, when the effervescence emerges.
One style, many tastes
Chardonnay grapes provide acidity and delicate citrus notes, while dark-skinned pinot noir and meunier grapes impart body and berry flavours. Each of our six maisons has its own unique style of NV brut, ranging from fresh and accessible to intricate and abundant.