Charles Mignon Premium Reserve Brut Champagne NV
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This wine is a super prestigious Champagne that has been given top honours among the upper most echelon of Champagne Houses! It is also a truly artisan house, now overseen by the current generation of the Mignon family, Guillaume and Manon, who as kids ran through the vineyards and played hide and seek in the cellars. On our research, checked via local retailers in France this sells on average for slightly more than Veuve Clicquot. That’s if you can find it! It is very limited and is available exclusively in Australia via Popsy & JJ.
So, what’s in the bottle? Immediately on pouring it you notice the incredibly fine bead which leads to a luxuriously creamy mouth feel. On the nose is apple, pear and a hint of stone fruit. On the palate is another blast of pear, some citrus notes and a trace of brioche. The acid leads to a fantastic burst but is kept in check by the perfect balance of sweetness and fine bead. It is a super finessey style only the finest Champagne Houses seem to be able to muster. Nothing in your face about this. We tasted dozens and dozens of Champagnes and although we wanted to bring you back a couple, the Charles Mignon was just such a standout that it was all we needed! Don’t miss out on this rare glimpse into the artisan, historic world of French Champagne.
A few Popsy & JJ tips ...we used flutes in our video review, but you could certainly throw it in a nouveau style of champers glass if you’re feeling posh. This one could sit in the cellar for a few years but that won’t happen at our houses! With all its finesse, we matched it with fresh natural Sydney rock oysters with Tetsuya dressing on the side (click for recipe). What more could you need in life?!
Popsy & JJ tasted and food matched August 2021
Try it with...
Pan fried halloumi garnished with parsley and a squeeze of lemon
Oysters with Tetsuya Sauce
Ceviche chilli snapper on corn chip