Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs "A1" in Gift Box (Ace of Spades)
The first release Blanc de Noirs release from Armand de Brignac, the "Assemblage 1", has rested in the cellars in France since it was bottled in 2009, before it was finally disgorged in early 2015. Less than 3,000 bottles were released. The Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs was crafted with fruit from some of the best Pinot Noir producing villages of Champagne, including Verzy, Verzenay and Chigny-les-Roses.
Peach, apricot and red berry aromas are followed by crystalized citrus, orange blossom and hints of brioche.
The palate has power and vinosity that reveal fresh red fruits, hints of mint and a very light toastiness.
Pair this Blanc de Noirs as you would a red Burgundy; glazed duck breast, roasted pork tenderloin and oven baked salmon fillet.