Champagne is the name of the world's most famous sparkling wine. Located at a northern latitude of 49°N, the region lies at the northern edge of the world's vineyard-growing areas, featuring a near marginal climate that bears the hallmark acidity of a pedigree sparkling wine.
The Village of Leuvrigny where this Champagne is made is strongly characterized by three factors: an ideal southern exposure, an exceptional terrain featuring clay and limestone as well as a perfect microclimate, particularly suited to the cultivation of the Pinot Meunier, a vine emblem of this champagne house.
Francis Orban Champagnes are characterised by a range of natural elegance and an inherited, authentic and genuine skill specific to the family and terroir.
The Pinot Meunier reveals all the fullness of its ripe apple and pear fruit, and is finely complemented with the distinguished acid backbone of the Chardonnay. After spending 6 years in the bottle, this vintage champagne also features hints of hazelnuts, blonde tobacco and candied orchard fruits with a long finish of creamy vanilla.
2012 was declared legendary by various champagne houses with even Robert Parker awarding 96pts for the overall vintage. Red varietals like Pinot Meunier were able to fully ripen with outstanding complexity and depth.
The Wine Advocate rated this medium to full bodied wine at 91pts extolling it’s biscuity bouquet, racy acidic spine, a pinpoint mousse and long finish.