De Venoge Princes Brut
Wine of Princes! First Edition as a Brut, Precise and enticing expression
|Critics Top Rating
NEW, Top Rated, Summer Wines
Non Vintage (NV)
Formal Entertainment, Indulgence
The history of the Maison De Venoge begins in 1837 when Henri-Marc De Venoge founded the Maison De Champagne De Venoge in the French municipality of Mareuil-sur-Ay. A man of innate entrepreneurial skills, De Venoge is the creator of the first ever illustrated label in the history of Champagne, in 1838. And again: when the maison chooses the blue ribbon of the Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit as its emblem one of the most iconic labels of all time, the Cordon Bleu. La Maison de Venoge has been a worldwide ambassador for Champagne for over 180 years with refined products of absolute excellence.
Alongside the Champagne, the symbol of the Maison, the Princes cuvées designed in 1858 in honor of the Dutch royal house stand out for the elegant bottle that recalls the decanters used by the European aristocracy to serve Champagne in the early 20th century century. At the top of the range, the Louis XV cuvée is produced exclusively from grapes from the best Grand Cru villages and only in the best vintages.
The House is located on prestigious Avenue de Champagne, at number 33, facing the magnificent wrought iron gate of the former Hôtel Gallice, restored in 2015 by Maison de Venoge.
Blend: 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Meunier
Ageing: 4 years
Dosage: 6g RS/l
Its elegant and famous carafe recalls the crystal flasks which European Aristocracy used to Decant their Champagne in the 1800s.
A very refined expression, flavorful and structured
James Suckling – 95 points
This is a new cuvee, made to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the coronation of King Louis XV of France. It comes in a special black bottle with a zinc medal on the neck. It looks like the ancient bottle that was used at the coronation. It shows a full body with plenty of red apple, caramel, cloves and nutmeg character. Very fine bubbles. Flavorful finish. Made from 65% 2018 and 35% of reserve 2013, 2014 and 2015. Pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay, all by a third. Disgorged in March 2022. Three and a half years on the lees. 5g/L dosage.