Nomine Renard Brut Nomine
Citrus notes, white peach and butter biscuits, fresh and rich mouth, fruity and crispy with a mineral finish. Food pairing: Ideally served as an appetizer or during events and celebrations. Green asparagus risotto with parmesan peelings or fresh tagliatelles with seafood and almond cream.
Based on 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier from five villages in three subregions, the citrus-colored, NV Brut Nominé displays a clear and fresh, well concentrated though initially somewhat earthy/spicy/nutty bouquet of white fruits and flowers (roses included), as well as grapefruit and lime aromas. The attack on the palate is intense and fresh, the mousse and the overall texture very delicate and refined, and the finish of this full but medium-bodied and elegant champagne is harmonious and nicely structured. This is a very uncomplicated and accessible champagne of fruity elegance, and should be served as an aperitif or with lighter dishes. The wine I tasted was disgorged in January 2015 after 30 months on the lees.