Description/ Tasting NotesRich with creamy texture, balmy spices, dried fruits and a combination of minerality and "sweetness" making this Extra Brut one of the best in its class.
Winery Info/ Brand
Champagne Frerejean Frères was founded by the last generation members of a long line of cannon-makers who supplied the French army when defending against the Prussians during the Napoleonic Wars. What started out as for friends and family only, with word spreading, they officially incorporated in 2005. Now it is sold in small quantities all over the world and the house is known for their fresh, innovative approach they take whilst respecting the traditional methods of producing Champagne.
Region Info/ Origin
Côte des Blancs is one of the gems of the Champagne vineyard, running from northeast to southwest and lying perpendicular to the Marne Valley. Located a few kilometers from Epernay, its slopes and mounds skirt Champagne's Brie plateau over a distance of 10-15km. The Côte des Blancs is an exclusively white appellation, with the Chardonnay planted as a stand-alone varietal, except in Vertus, in the extreme south, where its supremacy is challenged by the Pinot Noir. The chalk-covered ridge of la Côte des Blancs is where the Chardonnay finds its finest expression, source of that famous Blanc de Blancs that Champagne blenders then artfully combine with Blanc de Noirs from the Montagne de Reims and the Marne Valley to create the prestige cuvees that are the pride and joy of the Champagne Houses.