What gives Champagne the right to be called Champagne? There are several factors: it has to come from the Champagne region in France, of course, and then there are laws that cover everything from pruning to pressing. Another requirement is that Champagne be matured in the bottle for at least 18 months. And that’s just one of the reasons we’re so proud of our Finest Premier Cru, which is matured in the bottle for over two years to give added depth and complexity.
Finest Premier Cru is produced for Tesco by the largest owner of premier and grand cru grapes in the region - Union Champagne in Avize – which means that, when it comes to grapes, we really do get the pick of the bunch. A blend of 60 percent Chardonnay – cultivated in the Premier and Grand cru vineyards near Avize - and 40 percent Pinot Noir - which comes exclusively from the Grand cru villages of Bouzy and Ambonnay – guarantees that the result is reliably outstanding; an elegant medium dry Champagne with hints of citrus, and a beautifully creamy finish.
If you want to enjoy your Finest Premier Cru at its very best then store it carefully in a cool, dark place – but it’s ready for drinking straight after purchase, too, chill well to enjoy its delicate citrus aromas and creamy delicious bubbles. Try it in our Royal Fizz champagne cocktail.
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