Prémices Premier Cru Extra Brut | Champagne by Arthur Lelièvre | fatcork
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Prémices Premier Cru Extra Brut

Arthur Lelièvre


An homage to Arthur and Ophélie’s exciting new endeavor, this pinot meunier-dominant blend reflects the approximate breakdown of grapes grown at the domaine: 57 percent pinot meunier, 29 percent pinot noir and 14 percent chardonnay. Imagery on the label is symbolic of each of the different phases of production. The leaf stands for the vineyards, the oak represents fermentation and aging, and the bubbles point to the end product. Black is for all the work that goes on behind the scenes. White is for what you see — the finished cuvée. Production is limited to 2,200 bottles per year. 

SEE: Golden copper with rosy highlights, a result of small, tightly packed clusters of grapes resting a bit longer than usual with the juice

SMELL: Underripe strawberry, red currant and orange citrus 

TASTE: Grippy, almost crunchy,  in texture with rhubarb and red fruit notes. Crisp, acidic and balanced with a long, dry finish. 

PAIR: For the perfect snack attack, serve this bottle with truffled potato chips or black pepper tonarelli crackers and crumbly cheese. At lunch or dinner, try it alongside pan-seared scallops with parsnip puree, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon.

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  • Do you do tastings?

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    Join us every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm where we will have three cuvées chilled and ready for you.

    There is a tasting fee of 40$ for non-members (waived with the purchase of a bottle), and members taste for free! 

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  • Can you provide recommendations?

    We thought you’d never ask! Whether you’re choosing Champagne for yourself or a gift for someone else, fatcork celebration specialists have you covered! Need help pairing a bottle from your club allocation for your dinner party? We can help there too! In our online bottle shop, you’ll discover an assortment of beautifully curated bundles and gift sets. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, call or email us, and we’d be happy to help you navigate our inventory of delicious bubbles.

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  • What do I do if my Champagne is corked?

    Damp, wet cardboard? That’s not on the tasting note! Cork taint is the worst, but all fatcork Champagnes use natural cork closures, so it does happen on the rare occasion. Please let us know, and will happily replace the bottle. Before you throw it away, snap a photo of the back label and we can refer to the code for reference. Email it to along with the order number.

  • Can I return or exchange my bottles?

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