Pierre ARNOULD EARL

Pierre ARNOULD EARL 


Nathalie Arnould
1, rue Gambetta - BP 6
51360 Verzenay
Téléphone :03 26 49 40 12 
Télécopie : 03 26 49 44 40 
Email : arnould-ralle@wanadoo.fr 
Site : www.champagne-pierre-arnould.com 

Classified First High-class wine. Tradition, quality and family are the three principal values of these two houses (with Champagne Eugene Ralle). Champagne Eugene Ralle was created in 1925 by the grandfather, who transmitted his know-how and his passion to its grandson Pierre Arnould, who created his own brand in 1955. 
“Very attached to the tradition, one specifies here, all our bottles age three years minimum (legal time 15 month) in our cellars entirely dug in chalk. All our bottles are stirred up manually using desks out of wooden placed in the middle of our cellars. Black pinot and Chardonnay are the two type of vines which we use during our assemblies, both resulting from the soil of Verzenay.
Always concerned of quality, we built our own center of pressing. Qualitative counsel, it allows us to follow obtaining musts fully and to control making of our champagnes. This center enables us to store the grape temporarily. Three presses are present: two presses with horizontal press of a capacity of 8000kgs each one and a press, known as traditional, of a capacity of grape 4000kgs with vertical press. The grape juice (must) thus obtained is cleansed (kind of natural decantation in the wine language) in our tanks envisaged for this purpose during 12 hours, to be then conveyed in the fermenting rooms for fermentation.” 
Superb Champagne fermented Aurore, presented out of bottle of special form, which joins together two years of which one is vintage of reserve. After a six years ageing in cellar, this large Champagne all in smoothness, releases this beautiful aromatic complexity where nuances of lemon grass, brioche and fresh apricot, balanced are detected, of a beautiful harmony, very out of fruit and distinction, of silky foam. Brut Millésime 2006, intense beautiful, with the flavors of hazel nut and honey, tasty mouth, at the same time quite vigorous and distinguished, of fine foam. 
There is also Effrontée, Blanc of blacks of the year 2007, born from the will of its authors to dip back in their memories of childhood, to find the gustatory print of the black Pinot on the outlet side of the tanks, under the benevolent glance of a grandfather, a little as one remembers the taste of these first waffles… It is necessary to recognize that the wine is of a great aromatic richness (nuances of fishing, plum and toast), which brings much lightness to him but also the length, of a beautiful complexity with a very pretty final of mouth. TheBrut Great wine Sélection (75% black Pinot and 25% Chardonnay, ageing in cellar during 2.5 to 3 years), a vintage proportioned very well, fresh, combining smoothness and structure, of a good roundness and with the rich bouquet, tasty, very pleasant Champagne on a slightly spiced dish. Excel gross rosé, pure black Pinot resulting from especially selected pieces for their typicity of taste and all located on the vineyard of Verzenay classified in Great wine, the whole bringing this frankness to him in mouth, fine and rich Champagne at the same time, of a beautiful width to the palate, with these notes of rose and currant, ideal on a fruit tart red.