Located between Château Thierry and Epernay in the Champagne region, Bernard Mante is an independent producer making seven varieties of champagne. He approaches the cultivation of grapes and winemaking in a way that produces superior product with the least possible ecological consequences, and was a pioneer in planting between vine rows to control erosion and fertilize the soil as well as what has come to be known as integrated pest management. An avid gardener as well, he applies the same care to his garden. The results are spectacular for both.
First Vine is the first U.S. importer of Bernard Mante Champagnes. Champagne is made from three different grapes, the Pinot Meunier, which gives fruitiness, Pinot Noir, providing the body and structure, and Chardonnay for elegance and finesse. Each of the individual champagnes is a blend of these grapes to varying extents. The Brut champagne is made mostly from Pinot Meunier with some Chardonnay to refine its flavor, and a bit of Pinot Noir.. It's fresh and luscious, with fruity notes and a fruit and floral finish. An "everyday" champagne that's miles beyond ordinary, it's perfect for all occasions that call for champagne and also for everyday celebrations -- like Wednesday, for example...
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||Champagne Bernard Mante, Trélou-sur-Marne
||Drink now or hold up to 5 years
||12% alcohol by volume
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
A great aperitif, serve with seafood, poultry, cheeses, chocolate, and desserts.