Le Brun Servenay, "Mélodie en C." Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne MV
Grand Cru, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut Champagne from family-owned vineyards in the Côte des Blancs – welcome to your new favorite grower-producer!
The Champagne house of Le Brun Servenay has a history in Champagne going back five generations. The estate name is taken from the two branches of his family, the Le Bruns and the Servenays, and between the two families they’ve farmed in the Cote des Blancs for a combined nine generations. Patrick Le Brun has run the operation since 1955 and the wines have never been better, focusing on making wine from his own vineyards, rather than sell his fruit to the “big name” Champagne houses that clamor for such prestigious raw material. Based in Avize, part of the vaunted Côte des Blancs subregion in Champagne, he has truly world-class terroir. As the name implies, the Côte des Blancs is rife with the finest soil for Chardonnay planted here – pure Belemnite limestone and chalk.
The chalky soils drain freely, yet retain water during the drier months; the high calcium content drives acids higher, making for electric, green-apple laced profile with searing minerality and quivering tension. His “Mélodie en C.” is an homage to all the wonderful “C’s” that make his Champagne so special: Chardonnay; chalk; the Côte des Blancs. Although he chooses to eschew putting “Blanc de Blancs” on the label, it’s 100% Chardonnay as referenced in his naming of the wine.
The first sip is a wake-up call to the senses, enlivening the palate with apples, pears, wet stones, lime curd, and Meyer lemon blossom. The wet-stone profile continues, with an almost ethereal whisper of smokiness, saltine cracker, and Pâte à Choux pastry. The musical inspiration is truly fitting, as all the pieces are in perfect harmony and balance.The wine is a masterclass in Cote des Blancs purity. If you love high-wire, minerally Champagne with minimal dosage, don’t miss out on this limited gem! Complimentary shipping on three bottles makes it a no-brainer. Cheers!