Champagne
 
 
 

Party champagne:
choosing it, pairing it and tasting it.

 
 

End-of-year parties are undoubtedly special moments of pleasure and sharing that we like to enjoy with quality food and wine. Festive by nature, champagne is also a delicate wine, to try with refined cuisine which will successfully bring forth the aromas. Fish, foie gras and fruity desserts: the experts of the leading champagne houses reveal their winning combinations.

 
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The right champagne for each occasion

To properly choose your champagne, first take some time to taste it. For F. Panaiotis, Cellar Master at Maison Ruinart, Christmas parties are ideal for tasting a prestigious cuvée or a vintage champagne: “A sit-down meal encourages you to be more attentive to what you are tasting. Choose wines that stand out for their strong personality. They will have spent more time in the cellar, their aromas will be developed and will reveal fine secondary and tertiary notes on tasting.”
On New Year’s Eve, chilled and affordable champagnes are the best bet for ending the year on a beautiful note. “Whether with family or with friends, we’re always looking for good times together in addition to the usual excitement.”So select more aerated, frank vintages, such as the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs with notes of citrus, blending a supple and harmonious attack on the palate and a mineral and highly refreshing finish.
An iconic champagne from the Maison Veuve Clicquot, the Brut Carte Jaune will also seduce the most demanding of palates, with its fruity and vanilla notes.
Generally reserved for special occasions, champagne magnums or jeroboams will bring people together even more because of its unique format!

 
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De l’entrée au dessert : nos idées d’accords mets-vins

From starter to dessert: our wine-food pairing ideas As Antoine Paillard stresses, heading the Pierre Paillard champagne house “champagne has the advantage of being able to be served as a dinner aperitif”.
Unlike still wines, it requires the most refined cuisine to fully express itself. Therefore, fish and seafood are therefore some pairings to prioritise when composing your menu.
As a starter, our sommelier suggests you a first pairing with smoked salmon to try with a Vintage Dom Pérignon 2008 champagne a longstanding vintage since it has been made by four hands as it passed between the Maison’s cellar masters. “Its notes of white flowers and stone fruits will enhance fish, without taking precedence over its flavours.”
The continue with white fish served with a fennel and candied lemon risotto, to pair with the final vintage of the prestigious line of Dom Ruinart. Brought to maturity for 11 years, the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007 unveils a fine aromatic complexity, worthy of the greatest Bourgogne chardonnays.

 
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Taking pride of place on our party tables, foies gras goes well with stronger champagnes, such as the vintage Les Parcelles XIII from the Pierre Paillard Estate.
“It is a lively champagne, more tense, with a nice acidity that counterbalances the richness of the foie gras. The flavours are thus well balanced, for a pairing of supreme excellence.”
At the end of the meal, we will more easily opt for a rosé, with its fruity and elegant notes. Please be careful of overly sweet pairings, since they may overburden our taste buds. The rosé champagne goes well with subtle desserts, citrus fruits or red fruits, for example, to fully reveal gourmet notes.

 
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A few tasting notes

Once your champagne is selected and paired, you now need to serve it in the best conditions. Forget about flutes and long, thin glasses! A great champagne is enjoyed in a large wine glass which will give it the space required to develop its aromas.
If a champagne is served fresh, the optimal tasting temperatures may vary from brut (between 8 and 10 degrees) to the vintage (between 10 and 12 degrees). We would also take it out the refrigerator about 15 minutes before tasting, in order to avoid the cold masking the aromas.

 
 
 
 

Discover our selection of

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Ruinart
A fresh and well-balanced champagne with notes of nuts (hazelnut and almond) and white flowers accompanied by buttered brioche aromas.
€42.90
75 cl (57,20 € / L)
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Ruinart
Intensely aromatic, this Blanc de Blancs champagne, made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, exemplifies the trademark Ruinart flavour, with a delicate yet distinctly fruity nose and dominant notes of citrus (lemon and citron), exotic fruits (passion fruit and pineapple) and white flowers.
€66.00
75 cl (88,00 € / L)
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Laurent Perrier
A product of Laurent-Perrier’s boldness and savoir-faire, this rosé champagne created in 1968 has big red berry aromas and an exceptionally intense and fresh palate.
€64.90
75 cl (86,53 € / L)
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Ruinart
A wooden case containing four emblematic Ruinart champagnes: "R" de Ruinart brut, Ruinart rosé, vintage "R" de Ruinart and Ruinart blanc de blancs.
€289.00
75 cl (385,33 € / L)
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Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 Champagne Limited Edition Lenny Kravitz gift box Dom Pérignon
96+
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Dom Pérignon
One of the most famous and greatest champagne houses, Dom Pérignon reveals its new 2008 vintage, with a limited edition gift box decorated with a metal-coated label designed by Lenny Kravitz. This is one of the most awaited vintages and incontestably one of the greatest of the last few years....
One of the most famous and greatest champagne houses, Dom Pérignon reveals its new 2008 vintage, with a limited edition gift box decorated with a metal-coated label designed by Lenny Kravitz. This is one of the most awaited...
€185.00
75 cl (246,67 € / L)
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Dom Pérignon
The weather in 2006 was generally hot and dry, yet mixed. Although July was scorching, August was abnormally cool and humid. It was the almost summer-like nature of September which made this vintage, drying out a few botrytis foci and offering a maturity that's well above average. The harvest...
The weather in 2006 was generally hot and dry, yet mixed. Although July was scorching, August was abnormally cool and humid. It was the almost summer-like nature of September which made this vintage, drying out a few botrytis...
€179.00
75 cl (238,67 € / L)
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Dom Pérignon
An elixir that's been refined for more than 15 years in a cellar. Here is the result: Plénitude P2 2002, a true work of art and the product of a long process of elaboration between nature and man. This truly unique champagne is created by the mythical Dom Pérignon. One of the icons of appellation....
An elixir that's been refined for more than 15 years in a cellar. Here is the result: Plénitude P2 2002, a true work of art and the product of a long process of elaboration between nature and man. This truly unique champagne is...
€349.00
75 cl (465,33 € / L)
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Veuve Clicquot
Surely you know this name: Veuve Clicquot is one of the great names of Champagne and here is its iconic cuvée created in 1772. This great Champagne house is the result of the work of a family and a young visionary widow who decided to take over the family business. This Brut Yellow Label is the...
Surely you know this name: Veuve Clicquot is one of the great names of Champagne and here is its iconic cuvée created in 1772. This great Champagne house is the result of the work of a family and a young visionary widow who...
€104.85
1.50 L (69,90 € / L)
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Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne 167th edition Krug
95+
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Krug
Krug, one of champagne’s legendary champagne houses, offers its Grande Cuvée, 167th edition. This iconic vintage, created in 1843 by Joseph Krug, is still renowned for its consistency and high quality wines. This new vintage assembles no less than 191 wines from 13 vintages (1995 to 2011). Once...
Krug, one of champagne’s legendary champagne houses, offers its Grande Cuvée, 167th edition. This iconic vintage, created in 1843 by Joseph Krug, is still renowned for its consistency and high quality wines. This new vintage...
€169.00
75 cl (225,33 € / L)
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Perrier-Jouët
Discover Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2004, boxed at La Grande Épicerie de Paris
€342.35
75 cl (456,47 € / L)
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Ruinart
Woven with elegance and an aristocratic, smooth character this is an exceptional vintage, with oriental notes of dried flowers and ripe citrus.
€249.00
75 cl (332,00 € / L)
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Maison Bérêche & fils
Les 3 cépages à part égale composent cette cuvée, la maison Bérêche recherche les identités fortes de chaque terroir pour permettre un assemblage équilibré. La froide souplesse des Meuniers de la Vallée de la Marne associée à la précision minérale du terroir de Ludes, enrichies du grain de Pinot...
Les 3 cépages à part égale composent cette cuvée, la maison Bérêche recherche les identités fortes de chaque terroir pour permettre un assemblage équilibré. La froide souplesse des Meuniers de la Vallée de la Marne associée à la...
€40.26
75 cl (53,68 € / L)
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Krug Champagne Vintage 2004 Krug
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Krug
A new vintage Champagne worthy of the greatest, created by Krug, which has been producing some of the best champagnes in the world since 1843. This 2004 is synonymous with finesse and elegance: it was a year where patience was the key word at the beginning, before the grape harvests revealed their...
A new vintage Champagne worthy of the greatest, created by Krug, which has been producing some of the best champagnes in the world since 1843. This 2004 is synonymous with finesse and elegance: it was a year where patience was...
€305.00
75 cl (406,67 € / L)
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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé Laurent Perrier
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Laurent Perrier
The perfect gift for people who love pink bubbles. By Laurent Perrier, this rosé champagne is iconic. First made in 1968, this Champagne is made using the “Saignée” method, a process of bleeding that allows slow, refined extraction of flavour and colour, giving an exceptional wine of strong...
The perfect gift for people who love pink bubbles. By Laurent Perrier, this rosé champagne is iconic. First made in 1968, this Champagne is made using the “Saignée” method, a process of bleeding that allows slow, refined...
€68.90
75 cl (91,87 € / L)
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Champagne Clandestin
Champagne from a single parcel 100 % Chardonnay with the name Clandestin, by Vouette & Sorbée and Benoît Doussot, two of the region’s renowned producers. This champagne is an exceptional wine, from vines on shallow, south-facing clays. A wine with character and without dosage, to surprise more than...
Champagne from a single parcel 100 % Chardonnay with the name Clandestin, by Vouette & Sorbée and Benoît Doussot, two of the region’s renowned producers. This champagne is an exceptional wine, from vines on shallow, south-facing...
€59.00
75 cl (78,67 € / L)
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Krug Rosé Champagne 22nd edition Krug
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Krug
Refined for more than 7 years in the cellar, this exceptional champagne combines 22 different wines from 5 vintages that date between 2005 and 2010. This magnificent blended rosé has been created by the very famous Krug company, which has been excelling in the creation of exceptional champagnes...
Refined for more than 7 years in the cellar, this exceptional champagne combines 22 different wines from 5 vintages that date between 2005 and 2010. This magnificent blended rosé has been created by the very famous Krug company,...
€306.50
75 cl (408,67 € / L)
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Louis Roederer
Silky, sweet and rich.
€60.70
75 cl (80,93 € / L)
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