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23/01/2019
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STORIES BEHIND THE BOTTLES - Episode 4 - Charles Mignon

STORIES BEHIND THE BOTTLES - Episode 4 - Charles Mignon

Champagne Charles Mignon is a Family House of Champagne based in Epernay. Owned by Bruno and Laurence Mignon; 5th generation, it is now classified in the top 22 Houses in Champagne.

The family owns vines in the heart of the Chouilly village in Côte des Blancs, well-known for the quality of its Chardonnay. Therefore all the character and history of an old vineyard can be found in their cuvées.

Guillaume Mignon, in front, 6th generation and son of Mr Bruno Mignon at the back



Supplies from the best growths in Champagne area and the precise vinification of the Charles Mignon House allow them to present cuvees combining minerality, fruity and freshness. Bruno and the oenologist of the house seek the perfect balance between the rich taste of Pinot and the elegance of Chardonnay.



No doubt you will be pleased to discover the Charles Mignon style : “Structure, finesse and purity”. A style acknowledged and rewarded by more than 150 awards!


The cellars, where Champagne is ageing.


With the modernity of its stainless steel thermo-regulated, small capacity winery, the Charles Mignon House produces precise champagne wines. Enhancing their terroirs and three grape-varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir) through exceptional champagnes has earned them, since 2003, to be listed beside the greatest and most prestigious houses of champagne with UMC – the Union of Champagne Houses.


Our selection of their wines include:

BRUT PREMIUM RESERVE
A pale yellow, persistent mousse and a chain of fine bubbles. On the nose, the wine displays a generously fruity nose of peach, apricot, and stone fruit. On the mouth, this brut premium reserve fresh attack, creamy mousse and incredible smoothness and delicious notes of stone fruit. A very elegant wine.

Champagne Charles Mignon Premium Reserve Brut is the perfect aperitif champagne, ideal for cocktails and receptions.

BRUT PREMIER CRU
A beautiful golden robe, with a persistent mousse and a delicate chain of bubbles. Rich and complex nose of apple, pear, lemon, and a delicately floral touch. Incredibly fresh, with the Pinot Noir imparting complexity, power, and red fruit. The Chardonnay offers elegance and length. Purity and generosity in perfect equilibrium are the essences of this cuvee.

BRUT PREMIER CRU ROSE
Rose petal pink in colour, with a persistent mousse and a chain of fine bubbles. Fresh and generous with intensely complex aromas of red fruit, wild cherry, wild strawberry, and raspberry. The generosity of Pinot Noir and the freshness of Chardonnay create perfect balance and aromas of delicate red fruit. A finish of superb persistence and softness.

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