The GSN office was sent a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve recently, and we all decided to crack it open last night. A few of us opted for straight flutes, while a few others requested a classic champagne cocktail. (I had both). What can I say? It was terrific and everyone loved it. There’s something celebratory about champagne. It looks gorgeous in the glass and tastes even better.
What I particularly liked about this style is that the bubbles were tight and dry with a heady dose of yeasty goodness. The brut aspect was just right with a hint of sweetness, but retaining the character of the Épernay grape blend (20% Chardonnay, 40% of Pinot Noir, and 40% Pinot Meunier). This makes it ideal for mixing in cocktails, but also great on its own.
For the price point (under $40), this is an exceptional champagne.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve (12% abv)
GSN Rating: A-
For more information go to: Nicolas Feuillatte