Champagne Victoire Gold
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An elegant golden colour with a wonderful effervescence.
A gourmet and elegant nose with aromas of ripe fruit and a touch of brioche. A hint of citrus.
A very pleasant palate, delicately autumnal with a slight hint of acidity and some notes of red fruits (blackberries). A splendid and well-balanced length.
|AWN Wine Style|
|AWN Wine Style||Sparkling|
|Short Tasting Notes||Ripe Fruit, Brioche And Hint Of Citrus|
|Why AWN Pick This Wine||Splendid and well-balanced length|
|Recognitions||G.H. Martel, among the best in Champagne region.|
|Varietal||Pinot Noir / Chardonnay|
A Victory, a moment of revelation…
The very first Cuvée Victoire was made in 1989 through the combined efforts of two brothers, the champagne wine enthusiast Jean-François Rapeneau and the oenologist Christophe Rapeneau. As the 4th generations of an established Champagne family, the two visionary brothers were not satisfied with simply being the heirs: they wanted to make the best possible use of their know-how.
The choice of the name Victoire for their champagne is closely linked to Jean-François’ passion for falconry, the eagle being the symbol for Victory. The Romans depicted it with its wings outspread above their standards. In mythology, too, Zeus, the king of the Gods, is symbolised by an eagle. The name Victory was also used in ancient times for a divinity that was portrayed as the figure of a woman with wings. Christophe was inspired by this to create a wine full of freshness, vitality and vigour.
Victoire champagnes come from the family estate and are made with grapes taken from carefully selected terroirs, with particular emphasis on Premier Cru vineyards.