The oenological roots of the Maison Michel Arnould date back to the end of the last century, at that time, the Lefevre family cultivated vines in the lands of the Grand Cru in Verzenay, but they only worked in the vineyards and limited themselves to selling the grapes to the Champagne houses. In 1929 Henri Lefevre decided not to sell his harvest but to make wine and then bottle it, in fact, after a few years the first bottles of champagne from the Maison were released. In 1960 Francois Lefevre, Henri’s niece, marries Michel Arnould, and in the same year the production of Champagne Michel Arnould arrives on the market. To date, the Maison is managed by Michel’s son Patrick, aided by his wife and son-in-law Thierry.
Pinot Noir 100%
It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in steel vats for the fermentation, it is also carried out malolactic fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to special yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked), then follows an aging on the lees for about 24 months and three months of rest after the dégorgement. The rosé color is given by the resting of the wine with its skins at a controlled temperature, which allows not only the extraction of color, but also the extraction of important aromatic components from the skins.
Onion skin pink color with persistent perlage. On the nose notes of small red fruits, orange blossom, bread crust and notes of butter and pastry. On the palate powerful, broad and enveloping with the perlage, it reveals beautiful notes of red fruit on the finish.
Excellent in combination with raw fish, tuna tartare, sushi and fries, but also with mortadella and other cured meats or with medium-aged cheese platters.