Champagne Barons de Rothschild
The Maison was established in 2003, a collaboration uniting the three branches of the Rothschild wine-producing dynasties in the creation of a family wine product. This is the first time Baroness Phillipine [Château Mouton], Baron Eric, [Château Lafite], and Baron Benjamin, [Château Clarke] have undertaken such a venture. The grapes are sourced from some of the best sites in the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, and the Rothschild family work closely with the growers who farm around 70 hectares of vineyards for their champagnes. There are three cuvèes in the range, all non vintage - a Brut, a Blanc de Blanc and a Rosé, which are skilfully blended from a selection of Premier and Grand Cru sites. Only the first pressing is used and the blends are Chardonnay dominant. The wines are aged on lees for a minimum of four years before disgorgement, with a further six months in bottle before release – the minimum requirement for ageing a non vintage wine in Champagne is 15 months in bottle, so these wines are treated more like vintage champagnes and represent exceptional commitment to quality – all utterly sublime!