2013 Michel Arnould "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne

SKU #1347073

The Carte d'Or from Arnould makes up less than 2% of their small production, and then not every year. Patrick Arnould trades grapes with Delphine Cazals for this wine, which 50% Mesnil Grand Cru from her estate, and 50% old vine Pinot Noir from the Arnould estate in Verzenay. Our allocation is tiny, and this Champagne is capable of very long ageing. -Gary Westby

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Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/7/2018 | Send Email
Experts will tell you that 2013 was a Chardonnay vintage in Champagne, with the Cote de Blancs wines showing exceptionally well. The Carte D'Or (Gold Card) from Michel Arnould is made from half Chardonnay from Mesnil on the Cotes de Blancs, the other half from the best of the family Pinot Noir vineyards in Verzenay. This vintage offering has incredible concentration of fruit and minerals on the nose, and shows great elegance and balance on the palate. The finish is incredibly long.

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Other White Wines

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France

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