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Golden Colour. A delicious nose of brioche, Quince jelly aromas with hints of ash. Balanced structures on the palate. A lively attack accompanied by smooth toasty aromas & hints of light tobacco.
|AWN Wine Style|
|AWN Wine Style||Sparkling|
|Short Tasting Notes||Brioche. Hints of Ash. Lively with Toasty Almonds.|
|Why AWN Pick This Wine||It checked all the boxes - tasty intense, fresh and crisp Champagne. Being a non-vintage means no worries since it will be produced the same, year after year..|
|Recognitions||91pts – Decanter 90pts – Wine Spectator Gold – Vinalies International Competition|
|Food Pairing||Dim Sum, Mushroom, Almonds, Potatoes Chips, Lobster, Fish|
|Varietal||Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier|
|VARIETAL - RED GRAPES||Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir|
|VARIETAL - WHITE GRAPES||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.