The Thiénot NV is a blend of 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Of this, 20% is reserve (ie. older wines). The wine has a minimum of 3 years ageing before release. The dosage (measure of sugar) of around 10g/L makes it Brut (dry), the most common style.
This has exactly what you're looking for in an apéritif style champagne. With a fine bead (line of bubbles from the base of the glass) I found it cleansing and zesty, offering notes of citrus and lemon blossom. I love the creaminess of the mousse (foaminess in the mouth) and the slight toasty, brioche notes on the finish.
“An exotic sparkler, displaying rich, caramelized smoke and brioche notes, balanced with citrussy acidity and flavours of ripe apple, candied pineapple, lemon meringue and crystallized honey. Mouth watering finish.” 91 Points, Wine Spectator.
“Cool steely lemon nose. Quite sharp and brisk and lemony. No-nonsense champagne. An appetite-whetter rather than a food wine.” 15.5/20 Jancis Robinson.
“Pale yellow. Lemon curd, quince, white flowers, honey and vanilla on the fragrant nose. Taut, refreshingly bitter citrus pith and toasty lees flavors give way to richer melon and peach with air, with honeysuckle and ginger notes adding complexity. A pungent, waxy note carries through the smoky expansive finish.” Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.
Served at the pre-show reception of the Oscars, this champagne will be just as sure to get your night started!
Shipping and Returns
Freight for metro Sydney is $10 flat rate.
Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Newcastle and Central Coast – $12 per case.
Melbourne – $12 per case.
Canberra – $12 per case.
Brisbane and Gold Coast – $12 per case.
Other delivery areas we need to speak/email to confirm a price.
Orders are shipped as soon as possible, however in hot weather delivery may be delayed to avoid heat damage to the wine. You will be advised if this is the case. Similarly, we avoid despatching orders on a Friday, to avoid wine spending unnecessary time in a warm courier warehouse.
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