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Champagne Louis Barthelemy Brut Saphir 2016

Chardonnay Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Origin:  Aÿ / Champagne / France
  • Grapes: Chardonnay / Pinot Noir


Originally founded in 1923 (under Baudry Lebrun & Cie) in Epernay by Princess Baudry after she fled Moscow following the Russian Revolution, in 2002, this artisanal Champagne house was acquired by Jean-Barthélémy Chancel, the son of a winemaking family from the Rhone Valley. At just 25 years of age, he became the youngest champagne negociant of his generation.

The house has a very distinct and elegant wine style, characterised by a small dosage but a long ageing process on lees of at least 3 years - more than double the minimum requirement of 15 months. The House benefits from rich and diversified grape buying contracts in a large number of Champagne crus, with Jean-Barthélémy overseeing a highly selective, rigorous selection of grapes to make up each cuvée. 

A blend of mostly Chardonnay with a touch of Pinot Noir. Aged on yeast lees for 7 years! A full flavoured wine with a brilliant golden hue, and fine, delicate mousse. Hints of almond, honey, a touch of cinnamon and cocoa on the nose. Complex, fresh and round. Only 2000 bottles were produced. An exceptional value vintage Champagne that punches well above its weight!