Nicolas Feuillatte takes Palmes d’Or to a new level
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has re-launched its Palmes d’Or brand with new packaging and a design that it hopes will take this gastronomic Champagne to another level of luxury.
To celebrate the release of these Champagnes, Nicolas Feuillatte published “A Poetic Anthology of Palmes d’Or” including a number of leading talents in their respective elds sharing the secrets of their craft. As well as chief winemaker, Guillaume Roffiaen, it includes Lison de Caunes, Master of Art, jazz pianist and composer, Yaron Herman, and chef Thierry Marx.
The Palmes d’Or has always stood out in the ne Champagne market for its instantly recognisable bottle. The new look is potentially even more daring as it looks to juxtapose the opaque-jet glass against the crisp white label.
The new look is being revealed in order to showcase the 2008 vintage and two of Nicolas Feuillatte’s most iconic Champagnes, the Palmes d’Or Brut and Palmes d’Or Rosé Intense. Both Champagnes have been aged in the house’s cellars for over 10 years and re ect what is seen as one of the most distinct and important recent vintages in Champagne.
The Palmes d’Or Brut is described as “a subtle and delicate wine”. It is sourced almost entirely from Grand Cru vineyards, including Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims, for its spice and Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs for its minerality. It also has an extra layer of Chardonnay from Montgueux. Together they create a Champagne with notes of «bracing fresh white fruits, dried almonds and apricots”, backed by a strong “mineral streak and distinctive chalk signature” and “acutely delicate, smoky edge”.
Palmes d’Or Rosé Intense is made entirely from Pinot Noir, including Grand Cru grapes from Boozy and intense fruity Pinot Noir from Riceys. Made using the saignée method it has a complex nose of “red cherries and peonies” in what is seen as a well balanced “age- defying Champagne”.
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