Brimoncourt Brut Régence | The ideal by-the-glass Champagne
A charming story of the old and the new. An old name steeped in the history of Champagne that had disappeared from labels since the 1950s. Alexandre Cornot, a young former art dealer and native of Reims, revived the brand in 2008 and set out on a quest for the "perfect Champagne House".
Cornot's spirit of adventure and entrepreneurism is reflected in the lively wines with strong personality. His move to establish a new brand in the closed-off world of Champagne was a brave one.
The wines are born in Aÿ, the historical heart of the Champagne region. Their quest for excellence relies upon access to the best crus in Champagne.
Brimoncourt takes us back to the time when Champagne was a light and joyful wine, a wine for drinking with friends and not at all formal or pretentious. The ideal by-the-glass style.
The Brut Régence is the signature of the brand, embodying the Brimoncourt spirit of freshness and elegance. It is chardonnay-dominant with attractive lightness, aromatic finesse and a delicately fruity finish.
“Very fine and elegant, with deep layers of flavour and texture, this savoury and near-dry Champagne has a creamy, waxy bouquet whose scents of floral notes, citrus oil and brioche reveal undertones of mushrooms and honey. It’s long and shapely, with a round, nutty core of flavour that extends long and lively towards a focused and persistent finish of freshness, shape and harmony.”
96 Points, Jeremy Oliver
Ranked #5 in Jancis Robinson NV Tasting Panel 2016
“80% of the blend is Chardonnay from the south of Côte des Blancs, which is supposed to yield more floral wines of the ‘mineral’ style of Chardonnay from the north, as is to be found in Brimoncourt’s Blanc de Blancs. This is the signature blend of this ambitious, well-backed house. Tiny bead. Very light nose. Flirtatious texture and not a trace of astringency nor excess acidity. Brisk and appetising. Easy to like with real lift.”
16.5/20 Points, Jancis Robinson