Champagne Victoire Fut De Chene 2010
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After being aged in oak barrels for a year, this subtly woody cuvée reveals all the power and complexity of its aromas amber-yellow robe, with woody wine-like aromas. Butter, cream, with also honey-flavoured richness. In the mouth, powerful with hints of caramel.
|AWN Wine Style|
|AWN Wine Style||Sparkling|
|Short Tasting Notes||Butter Cream. Honey Caramel. Compex. Aged in Oak.|
|Why AWN Pick This Wine||Oak-aged champagne is something of a rarity and adds an interesting extra dimension to this champagne.|
|Recognitions||Gold – Vinales International Gold – Agriculture Competition Paris 89pts – Decanter World Wine Awards|
|Food Pairing||Smoked Salmon, Hard Cheeses, Truffles, Seafood, Dim Sum|
|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.