Discovery Box

$544.00

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 and A&S Boever.

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. Case content may differ from photo.

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 2015

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. Dosed at 8.5 g/l, TryAgain is a brut champagne.

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.

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
 

A&S Boever Carte Blanche Brut Grand Cru NV

Customers looking for a reliable and solid value of a classic every occasion Grand Cru champagne will appreciate Carte Blanche.

Composition

Blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay (blend of 2015 wine and 2014 reserve wine) from 20 year old vines. Dosed at 10g/l, Carte Blanche is a brut champagne.

When to drink

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

Tasting Notes

The cordon of fine mousse, formed by a multitude of fine bubbles. Golden blond hue with bright glints. An initial clean and fruity nose with fresh fruit aromas of apple and peach. The attack is open and generous on the palate. Generous structure with a citrus and fresh fruit finish. Source: Sébastien Boever, Consulting oenologist Laboratory O2C

Pascal Hénin Rosé Brut NV Premier Cru

Tradition brut champagne is all pinot noir dominated by fresh red fruits.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir Premier Cru, the Rosé from Hénin is dosed at 6gr/l. it is aged 6 months in steel vats and another 36 months minimum in the cellar before disgorgement. This champagne has a natural fermentation with selected yeasts (no malolactic fermentation).

When to drink

Serve at 7˚ C at any occasion.

Tasting Notes

Vermillon robe. With red copper reflections and a nose dominated by fresh red fruits.  Source: Romain Hénin
 

Pascal Hénin Vintage 2012 Extra Brut Grand Cru

Pressing and wine-making of grapes from old vines situated in Champagne Grand Cru villages. Millésime 2012 comes from a unique and exceptional 2012 harvest and has been aged on lees for 5 years in addition to the initial steel VAT ageing.

Composition

50% Chardonnay from the village of Chouilly in the Côte de Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir from the famous Grand Cru village of Aÿ in the Montagne de Reims, in France. This champagne is dosed at 4gr/l.

When to drink

Serve at 7˚ C at any occasion.

Tasting Notes

Golden shiny robe. Creamy foam. Rich open and mature nose. Fresh and tonic mouth. Source: Romain Hénin