Discovery Box

$511.00

Interested in the world of Champagne but unsure where to start or just looking to try something new? SimplyChampagne bring you the Discovery Bundle with six premium champagnes from Champagne Houses including Pascal Hénin, Bression-Lourdeaux, Pierre Boever & Fils, A&S Boever, and Champagne Colin.

Selected from some of our favourite bottles you will be able to find something for everyone including varying compositions of full Pinot Noirs, elegant Chardonnays and fresh and fruity Pinot Meuniers.

An excellent starting point to discovering champagnes.

Please note subject to availability. In the event a bottle is unavailable it will be substituted with an equivalent alternative champagne.

Pascal Hénin Tradition Brut NV

Tradition brut champagne is a blend of all three champagne grapes. It is a classic easy champagne you can open at every occasion.

Composition

Hénin’s Tradition Brut Champagne is the result of the 3 Champagne grapes blended with reserve wines. Only the juice of the first press – the cuvée - is used for this Champagne aged 6 months in steel vats and an additional 20 months on lees in the cellar. Tradition is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 30%Pinot Meunier. Dosed at 7gr/l, Tradition is a brut champagne.

When to drink

Ideal for aperitif, it is also a Champagne for every occasion to open for pleasure. Serve at 7˚ C at any occasion.

Tasting Notes

Pinot Noir ensures fullness and power of this champagne, the Chardonnay brings finesse, elegance and vivacity, while the 20 % of Pinot Meunier provides freshness and fruitiness.
 

Bression-Lourdeaux Brut Blanc de Blancs NV

As per every Blanc de blancs, this brut champagne of Bression-Lourdeaux is made of 100% Chardonnay. In a transparent bottle, this champagne will nicely surprise your guests.

Composition

Composed of 100% Chardonnay grapes, this champagne is blended with 85% of the year’s grapes and 15% of réserve wine.  60% of the wine is made with the wine of this year, and 40% with aged reserve wine. This champagnes is dosed at 8g/l, bottled in 2017 and is a brut champagne.

When to drink

This Blanc de blancs is a very appreciated aperitif champagne but you can well serve it also with poultry or fish.

Tasting Notes

At sight, the Blanc de Blancs from Bression-Lourdeaux shows light yellow and shiny reflections. The nose is fresh, progressively revealing scents of white fruit with white floral aromas. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, mineral and with well-balanced acidity.
Did you know? Blanc de blancs literally means, white from white, meaning white juice from Chardonnay grape, the only white grape of the three main varietals used to blend champagne..

Bression-Lourdeaux TryAgain Vintage 2013

The first sip of this champagne is a fresh experience that invites you and your guests to immediately try it again. In fact, the name was originally thought to honour the small village where it is produced, Try Dormans in the Marne Valley of Champagne, France.

Composition

This is a young Millésime (2013) champagne blend of 33% Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay grapes. This champagne is assembled with 100% of the best grapes of the year 2013.

When to drink

It is a vivid champagne very much appreciated for festive aperitifs.

Tasting Notes

At first glance, the colour is lemon yellow with slight amber shades. The bubbles are generous, active and continuous. The nose presents delicate aromas of citrus fruits. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, young and dynamic, revealing characteristics of white flowers and grapefruits together with mineral notes, followed by aromas of orange plums and apricot.
Did you know? For a champagne to show Millésime on its bottle, its blend uses the grapes of a same year and has to have aged 3 years “on lees” before it is put on the market Wines aged sur lie (French for "on the lees") are kept in contact with the dead yeast cells and are not racked or otherwise filtered. This is mainly done for whites, to enrich them. (It is a normal part of fermenting red wine, and so is not noted).
Read more on rare millésime champagne in this Forbes magazine article.

Champagne Pierre Boever & Fils, Brut Grand Cru, Millésime 2010

The Millésime 2010 Champagne from Pierre Boever & Fils is made by blending 50% Pinot Noir grapes with 50% Chardonnay grapes and, just as the Millésime rules dictate, is made only from grapes of one exceptional year.

Composition

Made by blending 50% Pinot Noir grapes with 50% Chardonnay grapes and, just as the Millésime rules dictate, is made only from grapes of an exceptional year.

When to drink

The Millésime name means that this is a special champagne. All grapes used in the making of this champagne come from the same year and it has been aged at least 3 years on lees. Enjoy as an aperitif.

Tasting Notes

The lively effervescence forms a fine and powerful cordon and mousse. Straw yellow hue with beautiful clarity. The nose is fine and elegant with floral notes of rose and acacia flower. The attack is open and clear on the palate. The structure is very balanced with a citrus and fresh fruit finish. The dosage produces a long and refreshing finish with toasted aromas. Source:  Sébastien Boever, Consulting oenologist Laboratory O2C

Awards

Gault et Millau 2017: 14/20 Decanter 2015: Bronze award Hachette Wine Guide 2017: one star

A&S Boever Dames de France Vintages 2013 & 2014 Brut Grand Cru

The 50 year old vines Dames de France is made with guarantee its depth and freshness. This is a stable and reliable champagne created by the estate’s grand-mother and proudly kept among its best sellers.

Composition

Blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay (blend of 2014 wine and 2013 reserve wine). The average age for the vines is 50 year old. Dosed at 10g/L, Dames de France is a brut champagne. Aged 4 years in the wine cellar.

When to drink

Great for aperitif or pairing with shellfish. This is a perfect wine for every occasion.

Tasting Notes

The effervescence of fine bubbles for a white and creamy cordon. Golden blond hue with bright shine. Initial expressive nose with fresh fruit aromas of peach and apricot. When swirled, tangerine citrus and candied fruit notes come out. Complexity is provided with a touch of toast. The palate is powerful and structured. The balanced dosage provides remarkable vinosity. Long and generous finish. Source:  Sébastien Boever, Consulting oenologist Laboratory O2C
 

Colin Cuvée Parallele Extra Brut NV Premier Cru

Dry and mineral champagne, this rare and delicate Cuvée Extra Brut is made from a blend of the finest Chardonnays from Champagne Colin’s Premier Cru vineyard.

Composition

100% Chardonnay from the villages of Vertus and Bergères-lès-Vertus Premier Cru. Vinified through malolactic fermentation, this cuvée Parallèle is aged for at least 30 months in the cellars and for 6 months after disgorging.  Blended with 60% “solera” continuous reserve wine and 40% of the year’s wine. Dosed at 3g/L,, this champagne is Extra Brut. .

When to drink

This cuvée displays a strong personality and will be appreciated by palates seeking authenticity. Its minerality makes it the ideal companion for shellfish. This extremely fine, pure and natural champagne is also perfect as an aperitif.

Tasting Notes

A pale golden robe, delicate effervescence and fine bubbles. The nose: candid and expressive, a bouquet of blossom. The mouth is full-bodied, mineral and taut. Hints of biscuit in a crisp, savoury atmosphere, enhanced by the low dose of sugar.
Awards 2015: Bronze medal Decanter