Fluteau "Cuvee Reserve" Brut Champagne

SKU #1069755

As its name indicates, this champagne has been left to age on the lees a minimum of three years. The extended time on the yeast gives it a robust, creamy texture. The blend is majority Pinot Noir (85%) with a touch of Chardonnay. It's a beautiful golden yellow with an abundant effervescence that provides a lovely bead and a fine, persistant stream of bubbles. A complex, refined, fruity nose with notes of peach marmalade combined with fresh raspberry, bergamot, honey and licorice.The Pinot Noir dominated palate is rich and fruity with a finish of yellow fruit. A hint citrus coming from the Chardonnay on the mid-palate and a note of licorice on the finish. This perfectly balanced Champagne is a great choice for an aperitif, but will also show well with heartier foods.

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Price: $29.99

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By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/26/2012  | Send Email
One of the hits for me at our Champagne event was Fluteau! I love the cheesy and toasty notes that come from this champagne. Coming from the wine being left to age on the lees for three years. Notes of citrus and spice in a golden yellow hue. This will make a perfect Holiday wine! At this price you can give it out to all the family. This is a Champagne will are talking about here folks.

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/30/2011  | Send Email
The complexity and depth of this wine made a great impression on myself and my family the night we opened this. Lots of fruit from the Pinot, a touch of toast and spice from the extended lees time, this bottle of bubbly is intruiging and delicious.

 By: Stephen Stewart |  Review Date: 11/27/2012 
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Far too much fruit in this Champagne for me.This is more like a california sparkling wine.

 By: The Queen |  Review Date: 7/27/2012 
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Excellent. Perfectly balanced.

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France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.