The Champagne has a distinctive freshness, intensity and impeccable consistency of taste. Symbolising the richness and finesse that characterise the company’s vineyards, Champagne Cordon Rouge has been decorated with its famous red ribbon since 1876. This name has now become synonymous with the House’s reputation for excellence.
Fresh, golden yellow with hints of jade, the wine’s abundant bubbles, both fine and elegant, demonstrate the finesse of this champagne. Aromas of zesty lemon and grapefruit, combined with the richness of firm, fleshy fruits such as white peaches, apricots and tart apples bring freshness and liveliness to the wine. These are followed by hints of vanilla, enriched with caramel. Honeyed nuts also play their part. The bubbles are rich on the palate, but never overpowering. The perfect balance is combined with a rounded, full vinosity. The mix of fresh fruit and caramel aromas give even more intensity to the finish. This is a subtly balanced wine with a remarkable capacity to linger in the mouth.
Dominated by a backbone of top quality Pinot Noir, this flagship cuvée is an assemblage of up to 77 different vineyards with a high proportion of reserve wines of up to five different vintages to create a fresh, yet rich and complex champagne. All the great terroirs of the Champagne region are represented in the blend: the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Vallée de l’Ardes, Côte des Blancs, Sézannais, and Aube. Many of the wines behind the splendour of Cordon Rouge are sourced from Grands Crus and Premiers Crus within the Champagne region, classed at 90% to 100% on the Cru scale. 45% Pinot Noir provides structure, intensity and power; 25% Pinot Meunier gives a fruity bouquet, liveliness and a rounded feel; 30% Chardonnay complements the whole with finesse and elegance.