Marie Copinet Champagne

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Champagne Caractére Rosé  NV         

50 % Chardonnay, 30 % Rosé de Saignée  Pinot Meunier and 20 % Pinot Noir

“Aromatic, with star anise and graphite notes, this vinous version is soft and creamy in texture, featuring citrusy acidity that frames the flavors of wild cherry, dried thyme and fragrant smoke.  Distinctive.”Drink now through 2021”
91 Points! Wine Spectator. Nov 2017

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Champagne Extra Quality Brut NV                                                                                                                                                                                         Pinot Noir, (33%), Pinot Meunier (33%) and Chardonnay (33%)

The NV Brut Extra Quality assembles three grape varieties in equal parts (Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) and three harvests, in this case 2010, 2012 and 2013.  This wine has a deep ripe cherry, white nougat and honey bouquet with refreshing citrus and chalky aromas as well as earthy and even floral notes. Clean, fresh and pretty complex on the palate, this is full-bodied, intense and well-structured dry Champagne from 25-year-old on chalk, limestone, clay and silt. The finish is clear, fresh, and crisp and also reveals stimulating minerality. This is still young. Tasted April 2018.

 90 Points!   The Wine Advocate Issue # 238    Aug 2018    

 “An elegant aperitif, with bright acidity and a finely detailed texture paired with pleasing notes of pastry, green pear, citrus and anise.”     

90 Points!  Wine Spectator Aug 2014.  Drink now through 2019.

Gold Medal, Concours General Agricole, Paris March 2017

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Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV

“Pretty if notably restrained aromas combine whiffs of green apple, floral, yeast and plenty of citrus and in particular Meyer lemon. The crisp, intense and delineated flavors are shaped by a relatively fine if firm mousse while delivering quality depth and length on the nicely dry and ever-so-mildly austere finish. This is an understated and cool version of the genre that packs a punch in the best sense of the term. Note that this could be enjoyed now as there is really very good depth or aged for several years.” from 2019+

91 Points! Allen Meadows, Issue 48, 4th Qtr October 2017

” A light and lively Champagne, with accessible flavors of ripe apple, lemon pith and blanched almond and a tang of salinity on the finish”

89 Points!   Wine Spectator. Nov 3, 2017

Silver Medal, Concours D’Epernay July 2012

 Gold Medal Winner, Worlds Best Chardonnay, March 2017

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Champagne Blanc de Blancs Selection NV                                       Composed entirely of three vintages of reserve wines.                                                                                                                                                                                       

“This offers a bit more aromatic refinement with a pure and very fresh nose of green apple, white flowers and yeast scents that also exhibit lemon-lime hints. There is good detail to the very crisp, cool and restrained flavors that possess excellent persistence as well as a very fine mousse. A classic blanc de blancs that could be enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years first”

92/now+ Burghound, Issue # 52

90 Points! Wine Spectator     92 Points! Burghound                   Silver Medal, Concourrs General Argicole, Paris February 2012

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Champagne Blanc de Noirs NV

“Blending 60% Pinot Meunier from Cuchery with 40% Pinot Noir from Verpillières-sur-Ource, Copinet’s current NV Blanc de Noirs is based on the vintages 2014 and 2013. Bottled in May 2015 and disgorged in March 2017, the wine has a clear and delicate bouquet of red fruits, nuts, morel and earthy notes. Intense yet filigreed, pure and refined on the palate, this is a very elegant cuvée with a clean, pure, terribly fresh and well-structured finish with good mineral grip.” Tasted April 2018. Drink from 2018-2026

90  Points!     Wine Advocate  Issue# 238  Aug 2018

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Champagne ‘Cuvee Alexandrine’ Blanc de Blancs NV

 Blend of three vintage declared years (2005, 2006 and 2008) 

“The Marie Copinet NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Alexandrine has a dense, intensely aromatic yet also fresh bouquet of partly candied yet predominantly fresh citrus fruits, lemon peel and white peaches along with floral and even vegetal notes. Intense and fresh on the palate, this is a concentrated, full-bodied, firm and well-structured yet finessed Chardonnay assembling three vintages. The wine has a chalky-creamy texture.” Tasted July 2018.

93 Points! The Wine Advocate Issue# 238       Aug 2018

  “A fruity wine, refreshing and crisp with just the right balance between acidity and citrus flavors and a youthful mineral texture. The wine is certainly crisp, although it is the fruitiness and the tangy character that comes through most strongly. ”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

91 Points, “Editor’s Choice”, Wine Enthusiasts Magazine. Dec 2017

Silver Medal, Cuvee Marie Etienne NV

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Champagne Brut Nature NV                                                                                                                                                                                                     Blend of 2008-2009 and 2010 vintages of Chardonnay. Zero Dosage

“The citrus colored NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature assembles stainless-steel fermented Chardonnay wines from three harvests, in this case 2010, 2009 and 2008. Disgorged in October 2016, this is an intense yet pure, fresh and vital Brut Nature with a creamy texture characterized by its brioche flavors but also a tight and linear structure that leads to a fresh, clean and pretty persistent finish. White ripe fruits, white flowers, chalk and brioche aromas are displayed on the nose. This is a very elegant, fresh and fine Blanc de Blancs from the chalky slopes of Montgenost and Villenauxe-la-Grande. It should be delicious with oysters, shell fish and certainly sashimi. Tasted April 2018.” Drink 2018-2024

91 Points!   The Wine Advocate Issue # 238       Aug 2018

“Although this is certainly dry, it is not searingly so. That comes from the ripe Chardonnay and the delicious white fruits that are well integrated into the mineral texture. The wine is bright, crisp and ready to drink.”

90 Points! Wine Enthusiasts Magazine. Dec 2017

Gold Medal, Concours General Agricole, Paris March 2017

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Champagne Cuvee Monsieur Leonard 2009

“The Marie Copinet 2009 Brut Millesime Blanc des Blancs Monsieur Leonard offers a complex, elegant and very delicate bouquet of hazelnuts, almond crescent, honey, white blossoms, brioche, nougat and fruit expressions of ripe mirabelles and apricots along with a refreshing dash of lemon juice and even some floral aromas.  The palate is intensely fruity, very elegant, superbly refined and perfectly dry and is provided with a lovely structure and beautiful roundness and delicacy. The finish is pure and clear, with discreet but refreshing minerality. This is a gorgeous Blanc de Blancs.” Tasted July 2018.  Drink 2018-2024.  Issue# 238                       

92 Points!     The Wine Advocate Issue # 238       Aug 2018

2009 Brut – Monsieur Léonard: (100% chardonnay, disgorged May 2017).“Now approaching maturity although certainly not leaving its fruit behind, this is a fine structured wine. It has hints of toastiness as well as spice while keeping bright acidity and a tangy texture. The wine is rich still tense and ready to drink.”

93 Points! Wine Enthusiasts., Roger Voss Dec 2017

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Champagne Cuvee Marie Etienne Saignée Rosé                                                                                                                                                                Pinot Noir (80%) Pinot Meunier (20%)

“The intensely salmon colored NV Rosé de Signée Mademoiselle Victoire opens with an intense, complex yet pure, refined, vinous and generously fruity bouquet of fresh cherries and red berries intertwined with brioche, refreshing mineral notes and hints of smoke. Round, fresh and intensely fruity on the palate, with a delicate mousse, good sweet extract and delicately fresh acidity, this is a generous but perfectly dry and well structured Rosé with brioche flavors in the aromatic, still vinous finish. This beautifully mineral Saignée from the Marne Valley blends 80% Pinot Noir with a 20% Pinot Meunier exclusively from the 2012 vintage, with 18 hours of maceration prior to the fermentation.   This cuvée was disgorged as Brut with a moderate dosage of four grams per liter.  It’s a rather full-bodied wine to be served with white meat or even fish.” Drink 2017-2027

90 Points!       The Wine Advocate       Issue# 238     Aug 2018

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