Chassenay d'Arce Millesime Brut 2004

Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $53.99
Item No. 118285
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The beautiful pale gold color is dotted with vivid and genous bubbles. The fresh and expressive smell reveals an elegant bouquet of citrus fruits and white flowers, with toasted notes of brioche and hazelnut. Supple in the mouth, its freshness gives a huge generosity. The beautiful persistence is brought by hints of mineral notes balanced with a nice structure of yellow fruits.

Pair with crab-filled brioche bread or tomato gaspacho.

Learn About Chassenay d'Arce Map ItMap It

Overlooking the Arce valley, Chassenay castle has been an icon of the Cote des Bars since the 11th century. It gave its name to the Champagne House Chassenay d'Arce.

The founding winegrowers set it up in th 1956 on the village known as Ville-Sur-Arce, not far from the superb headland on the boarders of Champagne and Burgundy.

The winegrowers chose to cooperate together. Thus, they put together their savoir-faire and their productions of grapes to build up an identity and a brand that would belong to the Arce valley. They chose for their headquarters a huge mansion with character.

Learn About Champagne

Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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