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Beaumont des Crayères Fleur de Meunier 2012

Beaumont des Crayères Fleur de Meunier,

A delicious vintage Champagne made exclusively from Pinot Meunier grapes with zero doseage.

Serving Suggestion

Excellent as an aperitif, with seafood or just by itself.

Vintage 2012
Unit Size 75
Case Size 6
Alcoholic Percentage 12
Country France

Tasting Notes

The house of Beaumont des Crayères was founded in 1955 by a group of grape growers whose shared passion resulted in them to pooling their resources together and establishing a world class Champagne brand. Beaumont is based in Epernay and derives its name from `nice or cute hill` in reference to the hill of Beaumont directly behind the winery. Because the grape growers of Beaumont are also its owners they have total control over the quality and supply of their grapes, which ensures consistency of quality other Champagne houses can only dream of. Their grape pressing centre is one of the most technologically advanced in Champagne, ensuring high quality is maintained. The style of Beaumont champagne is heavily influenced by the grape variety Pinot Meunier which yields softer elegant more fruit driven styles of champagne. The Fleur de Meunier is made exclusively from the flagship black grape of Beaumont, Pinot Meunier, and is only ever produced in the best years.

Wine Making Notes

Only the best free run juice is used and the long ageing on lees close to 5 years prior to disgorging produces a rich fully flavoured champagne. The elimination of any dosage means the champagne is drier yet fully rounded in style.

About the Producer

Based in Epernay and founded in 1955, Beaumont des Crayères is a small champagne house with around 80 hectares under vine. The style of this champagne house is to consistently produce elegant, very well made champagnes which are rounded in character, helped by a high percentage of Pinot Meunier in the blend and good bottle ageing. In 1955, a group of wine growers from the village of Mardeuil, a small village on the hillsides of Epernay, joined forces to set up a Champagne House. Presses and cellars were inaugurated for the first harvest in 1958. The name of one of the finest hillsides in Mardeuil, Beaumont des Crayères, was chosen as the name of the brand out of pride in the quality of the vineyard, Beaumont means `lovely hill`. The rose found at the centre of their coat of arms symbolises their attachment to the vines and the fine qualities of their terroirs. Thanks to the quality of its champagnes, the brand soon established itself in the export market, selling to numerous countries around the world.

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Sulphites Yes
Milk No
Egg No
Fish No
Nuts No
Cereals No
Suitable For Vegetarians Yes
Suitable For Vegans Yes
Peanuts No
Soy beans No
Celery No
Sesame No
Molluscs No