Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House is a heartfelt family creation and is the fruit of the unprecedented alliance between the three estates (Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clarke, Château Lafite Rothschild). The aim is to enhance the majestic terroir of Champagne, which embodies quality and beams a luxurious lifestyle well beyond its borders. For over 250 years, the Rothschild family's ambition has been to "achieve greatness through greatness". With its wealth of winegrowing experience in Bordeaux, the Rothschild family has been producing excellent champagnes that blend both know-how and tradition.
The house’s headquarters has been based in Reims since 2007 and is surrounded by illustrious Champagne houses. The Barons de Rothschild Champagne House is built on a set of values: utter excellence, flavour and conviviality and unveils vintages whose unique style harmoniously combines finesse, balance and purity.
Barons de Rothschild's "Rare Collection" Blanc de Blancs 2012 comprises four Champagne Grands Crus, located in the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger).
A long winter preceded a cool and sunny spring. Although heavy rainfall and hail had an impact on yields until the end of July, the warmer conditions during August salvaged the vintage. Despite low yields, the 2012 vintage boasts a very high quality.
Vinification and ageing
Exclusive use of the cuvée (first press). Vinification by plot in small 20hl stainless steel tanks and a small proportion in barrels. The wine is aged on its fine lees for 9 months in small vats, along with regular stirring of the lees, followed by at least 8 years of ageing in the cellar. The dosage of this extra brut cuvée is 4 g/l and the resting period after disgorgement is at least 12 months.
A bright, pale gold colour with crystalline highlights.
Rich and refreshingly mineral, the nose blends fragrances of white fruits and candied lemon with roasted notes, dried fruits such as apricot and grilled almonds.
Full, precise and complex, the palate reveals gourmet notes of citrus fruits and lemon zest. Intense toasted aromas of mocha and vanilla, the finish seduces by its persistence and its subtle harmony between freshness and character.
Food and wine pairing
This "Rare Collection" Blanc de Blancs 2012 champagne by Barons de Rothschild will complement poached turbot fillet, lightly spiced chicken supremes or a veal medallion served with morel mushrooms.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 10°C.
Enjoy today, this exceptional champagne can be kept in the cellar for many years.