The year is soon coming to its end (we wrote at the end of December) and it will soon be time to plan what drink to finish it and celebrate the new year with. Or to have for dinner on New Year’s Eve (but you can have champagne anytime!). A champagne producer that we recently discovered is Champagne Vautrain-Paulet (it was recently introduced on the Swedish market).
Champagne Vautrain-Paulet can be found in the small village Dizy just a few kilometres from Epernay, across the river. It is a small family property with an annual production of no more than 30,000 bottles. We have tasted two of their fine champagnes.
Champagne Vautrin-Paulet Carte Blance Brut: Appely and a bit earthy on the nose, refreshingly dry. Good, soft mousse, light in style but with a good intensity on the palate, finishing on green apples and good fruit. Good value at its price (~17-28€). ~75% pinot noir & meunier, 20% chardonnay.
Champagne Vautrain-Paulet Blanc de Blanc: Classic, toasty and elegant, delicate and quite light. Excellent as aperitif and to a meal with dishes that do not have too strong flavours. ~15-25€.
More info www.champagne-vautrain-paulet.fr.