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Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have a fine selection of limited edition exquisitely showcased Champagnes for the festive season.

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT – IN BRAND NEW PACKAGING

This Champagne is a blend of 20% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse, 40% Pinot Noir for roundness and structure and 40% Pinot Meunier for fruitiness and soft supple character.

The Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut is a fresh yet full-bodied Champagne. It is matured on the lees for three years which adds creamy depth and silky texture to the vibrant mid-palate.

Aromas of juicy pear and apricot merge and weave in a beguiling fusion around a mass of delicate bubbles, gradually unleashing their true character over time. Approachable and refreshing, this Champagne offers the complexity to be enjoyed with appetisers or a celebratory meal.

Retail price: The Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut, elegantly presented in a striking gift box is available in select fine wine retailers at approximately R580 (750ml bottle).

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE PALMES D’OR BRUT VINTAGE 2006 – A DISTINCTIVELY PACKAGED WORK OF ART

 The Champagne House flagship, the Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Brut Vintage, a Champagne for those seeking the finer things in life, is one of the most recognised bottles of wine in the world with its distinctive dimples reminiscent of black pearls. Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Brut Vintage encompasses the elegance and finesse of Chardonnay combined with the full body of Pinot Noir. Always a vintage, only made in exceptional years, the Palmes d’Or Champagne Brut is aged for a minimum of 10 years in the cellar.

The Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Brut Vintage 2006 is a powerful and distinguished Champagne from an excellent vintage. Exquisite body on the palate reveals maturity while a seam of freshness supports the wine’s aromatic qualities. Lovely graceful gossamer bubbles swirl in the glass forming a perfectly balanced string of pearls. A seductive wave of honey, dried and tropical fruit aromas introduce the bouquet, with roasted notes adding a pleasing touch. Mature, intense, creamy and generous, this Champagne reveals intricate citrus flavours and honey with lifted notes of almond paste and marzipan. Long and lingering, showing beautiful balance, it has attractive freshness on the finish.

Retail price: The Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or 2006, packaged in its distinctive black dimpled bottle and a stylish black gift box, is available at fine wine retailers at approximately R2100 (750ml bottle).

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE GRAPHIC ICE BLANC AND ROSÉ – SPLENDIDLY SHOWCASED DEMI-SEC CHAMPAGNES

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne have recently released two splendidly showcased demi-sec Champagnes for the festive season – Graphic Ice Blanc and Graphic Ice Rosé: generous and fruity with a satisfying touch of sweetness perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity. The eye-catching metallic packaging was specially designed to sparkle around the clock: to reflect the rays of the sun and to glimmer in the dark of the night.

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE GRAPHIC ICE BLANC

Appearance: Beautiful pale gold colour with a persistent ribbon of delicate bubbles.

Nose: Fresh, floral and peachy on the nose with a touch of roasted nuts and notes of honey

Palate: Round and creamy with hints of yellow stone fruits and citrus, with a lively mousse imparting freshness to a lingering finish.

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE GRAPHIC ICE ROSÉ

Appearance: Delicate coral pink colour with a fine persistent mousse.

Nose: Tempting aromas of black cherry and summer berries.

Palate: Round and creamy with flavours of cherry, raspberry and strawberry, a velvety mousse and a smooth pleasing finish.

RETAIL PRICES: Nicolas Feuillatte Graphic Ice Blanc and Rosé, splendidly showcased in their silver and pink metallic attire, will be available at fine wine retailers at approximately R615 and R760 respectively (750ml bottle).

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE – THE MAN AND THE BRAND

Nicolas Feuillatte, the man behind the brand, was a Paris-born New York entrepreneur, international jet-setter and socialite with friends in high places the world over. He made his first fortune as a coffee merchant in New York and went on to make his second by creating his own brand of Champagne in 1976. Often found in the company of the who’s who of society, he decided that the Nicolas Feuillatte brand must in the first instance be able to satisfy the most discerning of palates, in order to also satisfy a wider audience. The Champagne he created was elegant and sophisticated and an immediate hit with an exceptional group of A-listers, amongst them Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and Lauren Bacall. With his celebrity connections, Feuillatte’s Champagne quickly became popular in the US, to the extent that supply was soon unable to match demand. To expand production, he teamed up with a collection of growers based in Epernay and the brand began its miraculous rise through the ranks of the Champagne greats to compete at the very top, selling more than 10 million bottles of Champagne a year. Nicolas Feuillatte, the French entrepreneur behind the remarkably successful Champagne that bears his name, died at the age of 88, in August 2014, in the same week as his close friend and actress Lauren Bacall.

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