So, champagne lovers – if Champagne Castelnau has piqued your interest or tempted your tastebuds, here’s a few of our favourite cuvées to get you started!
Champagne Castelnau Brut Réserve NV
The non-vintage Brut Réserve is the definitive Castelnau cuvée, described by Elisabeth Sarcelet as ‘the spirit of a vintage champagne in the body of a non-vintage one’. This is thanks to both the extensive lees aging and the blend, which includes 20% reserve wine. The result is an expressive and vibrant champagne with those characteristic toasty notes and a hint of praline. But that’s not all – take another sip and you’ll be delighted by warm, comforting hints of almond, apricot and peach, with a fabulously fresh finish.
Champagne Castelnau Blanc de Blancs 2003
This exceptional vintage has spent no less than ten years aging on the lees, resting quietly in the Castelnau cellars and developing into a truly stunning champagne that’s the ultimate accompaniment to sensational food. It’s the perfect balance of aromatic complexity and that definitive Castelnau freshness, delivering an unforgettable experience for your palate which develops from white tobacco with a hint of mint into caramelised tropical fruit and a hint of lemon. The finish is luxurious, elegant and absolutely guaranteed to tempt you back for that next sip.
Champagne Castelnau Rosé NV
A rosé like no other, this alchemic blend of the classic champagne grapes has created a bold and beautiful cuvée which delivers sophistication, subtlety and style. It’s an intriguing blend which includes 12% of its Pinot noir grapes made as red wine, creating a delicate palate which matches perfectly with sweet, fruity desserts – or, indeed stands alone as a gorgeous aperitif. Expect a gorgeously understated salmon pink appearance, with black cherry and toasted notes on the nose, and red fruit and a touch of mint unfolding on the palate. Delicious.