Since its foundation, Le Brun de Neuville has built itself around a history of men and women: the families of winegrowers, with a common desire to equip themselves with effective tools, so that their knowledge — combined with the rich product of their terroir — enables them to produce Champagnes of the highest quality.
The Le Brun family resides by the village of Bethon, close to the town of Sézanne in the Marne. The memory of Madame Le Brun, who owned the castle in 1845, is still alive today. The house Le Brun de Neuville inherits its name thanks to the action of the noble heiress of the Château de Bethon, Madame de Reviers, one of the founders of the House.
The vineyard Le Brun de Neuville is spread over 150 hectares, of which the majority has been planted for over 30 years on the undulating slopes of the Sézannais. Its vineyard is planted predominantly in Chardonnay, which represents 88% of the total. The Pinot Noir accounts for 11% and the Meunier just 1% of the vines. The supplies of Champagne Brun de Neuville come exclusively from the vines of its members.
Notes and Reviews
This Champagne has a strong green-yellow colour with pale lemon-yellow hints. With a rather fluid and shining aspect, it is lively with fine, vivid bubbles that create a delicate bottle-neck.
The first nose reveals hawthorn and acacia, wet chalk, peppermint, green apple, and fresh grapes with a touch of anise. When aerated, it turns to notes of whipped cream, chives, lemon zests, and yellow grapefruit with a pinch of nutmeg. The approach in the palate is soft and fresh, with a creamy and melted effervescence. The wine develops a sensation of citrus pulp, apple, and pear flesh, enhanced by zesty aromas which bring freshness to the whole. The mid-palate is orchestrated with a very pure chalky minerality. The finish is fleshy fruits combined with that chalky elegance and a subtle dosage, to deliver an ultimate sensation of creamy and iodised melt.
|Age of Vines||30 years old|
|Vinification||Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks followed by malolactic fermentation|
|Elevage||4 years in bottles prior to disgorgement|
|Production||128,886 units bottled in 2010 and disgorged in 2014|