REGION: Ay, Champagne
VARIETIES: Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Noir 20%
This House is the brainchild of the dapperly-dressed Alexandre Cornot, who saw the potential to breathe new life into the Champagne Brimoncourt label which had been left dormant since the 1950s. Alexandre was born in Reims into a family with a military and arts rather than Champagne background. The very creation of one’s own Marque is a major undertaking and something not to be embarked on lightly. The planning began in 2008 and required considerable investment. It took some six years of research to court the right grape-growers and to build the trusting relationships that would ensure the continuity of the house style. Very much in the lighter, aperitif-style of Champagne. The giraffe on the box says it all: giraffes only ever drink in groups, and so should you with this!