Aubry Fils Brut Champange
Philippe and Pierre Aubry run their family estate in the Premier Cru village of Jouy-lès-Reims, located in the western part of the Montagne de Reims. Philippe’s son Max joined his father and uncle at the domain in 2020 and is poised to carry on the legacy of his father and uncle. The family traces wine growing to 1790 and are well known for growing ancient grape varieties still permitted in the Champagne A.O.C. Brut Classique comes from a perpetual cuvée, started in 1998. Some of this perpetual cuvée—sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “solera”—is held mostly in stainless steel, while a portion is in used barrique. This adds a level of complexity to the non-vintage wine, a standout in the region.
40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier, 5% Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau. This elegant wine is copper-laden and snappy with mineraled classic depth, light floral honey aromas, and dark notes of crackers, toasted bread, and pepper.