L’Ombre d’Armand

L’Ombre d’Armand

What is it?

This is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 0% Chardonnay. Bottled in May 2010, it consists of 35% wines from the 2009 harvest, 45% wines from the 2008 harvest and 35% reserve wines from harvests between 2007 and 2014.  

What is it like?

  Bright, yellow-gold colour with glints of light yellow straw. Fine, persistent bubbles. The nose is rich and complex with aromas of almond, honeysuckle, red apple, Mirabelle plum, iodine sea spray, quince paste, buttercups, chanterelles, acacia honey, white peach, brioche, butter, and mocha. On the palate, the attack is clean and fresh, with a gentle, soft effervescence. The mid-palate develops a marly minerality that gives volume to the fruit, supported by a lemony acidity and black fruit. The overall impression is fresh and voluptuous. The creamy texture makes this a particularly enjoyable champagne. The finish is rich, concentrated and flavourful.  

What food does it go with?

  We suggest: Fillet of sea bass with butter sauce, chanterelles and Scotch bonnet mushrooms; chicken ravioli with sesame oil and coconut milk.