Chardonnay with bubbles... Champagne Castelnau

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Chardonnay and bubbles - what could be better?  A bottle or two of champagne containing bubbles and made mostly or completely from Chardonnay, that's what and this month we have two such wines, both new in store.

This duo of champagnes from Castelnau offers exceptional value for money.

New champagnes from Castelnau...

Champagne Castelnau Brut NV RRP $54.99 Special $49.99

Creamy and crisp champagne offering up deliciously rich citrusy flavours and refreshing depth and complexity from long lees ageing. It's new in store here at Regional and is the flagship wine of Champagne Castelnau, spending, typically, at least five years on lees, prior to release onto the market, providing it with rich brioche flavours and lively yeasty freshness. 

Champagne Castelnau's chef de cave, Elisabeth’s Sarcelet, uses a high proportion of Chardonnay in all the bubbles she produces for Castelnau. This beautiful expression of the Champagne region is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier.

She also made it onto the 2020 Drinks Business top 100 Master Winemakers of the world list. 

Gold medal winner, Mudis Vino 2018

Champagne Castelnau Blanc de Blancs 2006 RRP $84.99

Chardonnay and bubbles - what could be better? This dialled up and delicious Champagne combines creamy, fleshy, citrusy and beautifully balanced flavours of Chardonnay's ripe white peachy appeal with extensive lees ageing, providing depth and a full body. Champagne Castelnau's chef de caves, Elisabeth Sarcelet, uses a high percentage of Chardonnay in all of the sparkling wines she creates - including this 100% blanc de blancs (French for white of whites, meaning it is entirely made from Chardonnay. 

Trophy and Gold medal winner, 2021 International Wine Challenge

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