" Champagne, a symbol of prestige and conviviality serves all the good moments of our lifetime. From the aperitif to the dessert, Alain Bernard Champagnes, exclusively produced from Premiers Crus and from Grands Crus (the best wines) are bound to have a suitable place. Their regularity and their pure flavour will seduce you and this is thanks to a development corresponding to hand-made and centuries-old methods and guaranteeing you an optimal quality ! We would be glad to welcome you in our cellars where you will enjoy all the delicacy that makes our wines"
From Dizy, Hautvillers, Cumières, Premier Cru and Aÿ Grand Cru.
Made only from Cuvées (first juice from the press). It is a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 5% Meunier. It contains 20% reserve wine.
To the nose: A fresh wine with initial notes of grapefruit and citrus aromas.
On the palate: Smooth and fresh easy to drink, round. Citrus notes which develop on white fruits such as pear.
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: An easy-to-drink Champagne, perfect with friends, at aperitif, cocktail, weddings…
It is a Champagne of conviviality by excellence at any occasion. It is balanced and fresh,
elegant and charming.
DEMI-SEC PREMIER CRU
If you like sweeter Champagnes or if you drink them at the dessert. It’s the same wine as the Tradition one, yet, with more proportioning (more sugar added at the discharging).
Dosage : 35gr/L
BLANC DE BLANCS 100% Chardonnay - PREMIER CRU
The grapes come from Dizy, Premier Cru (La grande Vallée de la Marne) and from a specific plot called « Les grains d’argent ». The soil is chalky and the vines are 30 years old.
To the nose: Floral notes (white flowers, hawthorn and vine-flower), citrus aromas
(Lemon), fruity aromas of green apple along with a very slight and delicate touch of fresh
In mouth: Smooth with a fresh and lively long-lasting.
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: An easy-to-drink Champagne, as an aperitif, it can be served on any occasion. It matches any seafood or white flesh-fish or white meat such as poultry with a creamy dressing.
Dosage : 6gr/L
ROSÉ ENTRE-PARENTHÈSES PREMIER CRU
It is a blend of 10% red wine produced by us with Pinots Noirs from Dizy and 90% reserve wine.
On the nose : Aromatic, with aromas of very ripe red fruits and fresh grapes.
On the palate : A frank, creamy and ample attack with a pleasant sensation of grapes
freshly crushed. Ends with aromas of red fruits and a hint of almond. Very beautiful
length in the mouth with a fresh finish.
Food / wine pairing : It will accompany with delight a duck breast with red fruits, a steak of beef just grilled, a soup of red fruits…. It will delight macaroons.
Dosage : 4gr / L
ESPRIT D’ARTHUR Extra Brut - 100% Pinot Noir
Like all our champagnes, this Aÿ grand cru is made with the cuvée (Premier juice from the press). And aged on lees for 48 months.
To the nose: Brioche notes, slightly iodized nose, saline.
In mouth: Powerful, complex and elegant. The maturity of the Pinots gives it a good long-lasting.
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: A Champagne of degustation, perfect with caviar, shellfish and raw fish, which can have its place on a mature meat.
Dosage : 2gr/L
CUVEE VINTAGE 2013
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir. 2013 was an exceptional year in Champagne, yielding the desired acidity and alcohol content.
To the nose: A toasted, brioche and buttery aroma. A hint of roasted cocoa bean and grilled almonds, followed by a dash of hazelnut oil.
In mouth: a particularly dense and structured wine of great finesse and still very fresh.
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: A luxurious aperitif very compatible with foie gras, roasted scallops, bay prawns a l’orange, a roasted hen with cream ...
Dosage : 5gr/L
ROSE DE SAIGNEE PREMIER CRU - 100% Pinot Noir
Alain Bernard was rewarded “Best young talent of the year” for this wonderful cuvee.
To the nose: Aromatic and complex, this cuvee develops red fruit aromas, a light and delicate touch of pink-pomelo enhancing the whole range of aromas.
In mouth: The first sensation of freshness, rapidly conveys much more developed aromas of mulberry and red fruits which end on a
praline aroma. A long ageing
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: A wide panel of sensations will develop when served with: Young game (partridge, pigeons, deer), with
cherries or chestnuts, mashed potatoes with fine slices of truffles.
For a dessert, it matches well with any red fruit composition or any red fruit salad with fresh green leaves. Perfect with a chocolate cake with crystallized cherries or candied fruits.
BLANC DE NOIRS GRAND CRU - RECOLTE 2012 - BRUT NATURE - 100% PINOT NOIR
Harvested 2012: very good balance between sugar and acidity. The chalk brings minerality to this specific and complex wine.
To the nose: Very aromatic and complex wine which develops red fruit aromas and opening on smoky and slightly toasted notes.
In mouth: A predominant note of red fruit but also orange and the final with smoky notes which conveys a powerful feeling.
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: A luxury aperitif. Goes well with a composition of thin slices of truffles, of beetroot and
thin layers of scallops. Any kind of fish such as grilled red mullets, crushed and peeled tomatoes, sprinkled with fresh basilic. It can match very well a roasted wild hen with morels enhancing the wide and wonderful sensations of this noble and rare Champagne.
HISTOIRE DE FÛT100% Chardonnay - BRUT NATURE
This Blanc de Blanc, produced with the harvest of the “Moque Bouteilles” plot of Dizy, is fermented in casks without malolactic fermentation, with aging on lees for at least 60 months.
To the nose: white flowers, citrus with a little smoked touch .
In mouth: fresh and powerful .Smooth with lively long-lasting.
FOOD PAIRING AND CELLAR MASTER’S NOTES: The freschness of this top on the range product and the extent of the aromas are for an excellent aperitif. He will invite to nobly on a bush of crayfish, a carpaccio of scallops or a tartare of Dublin Bay prawns.
LE RUBIS D'ALAIN - Ratafia
Liqueur produced with the Rosé de Saignée press.
On the nose : aromas of red and black fruits
On the palate : a delicacy of red fruits or even a compromise between Cherry Brandy and Port.
Food / wine pairing : as an aperitif, to change from the sparkling but also very pleasant with a foie gras, a blue cheese or a bitter chocolate dessert (a black forest). Excellent summer on Melon.
L'AMBRE D'ALAIN - Ratafia
Genuine Ratafia Champenois from the Grand Cru “Pierre Robert” plot.
It is made with the ultimate press of the "Pierre Robert" cuvée (rebêches)
On the nose : stewed aromas of stone fruits.
On the palate : nuances of chocolate and orange.
Food / wine pairing : as an aperitif to change the sparkling but also pleasant with a foie gras, or a chocolate dessert.
ROUGE – COTEAUX CHAMPENOIS
A 100% Pinot Noir Champagne Coteaux, harvest 2018.
It comes only from the “Moque Bouteilles” plot, Premier Cru de Dizy.
On the nose : aromas of red fruits, sour cherries.
On the palate : delicate and smooth wine. He makes us understand why this still wine from these historic hills was so popular in French and English courts before champagnisation.
Food / wine pairing : its Burgundy side makes it an ideal wine with red meat.
The Champagne house Alain Bernard, a family business since 1912, is located in Dizy, a village in the heart of the Marne department, a stone's throw from Epernay, the world capital city of Champagne.
Our shared passion, enhanced by a slow apprenticeship at our parents’ side is the guarantee of a family know-how and is enriched by new experiences on a daily basis.
Patience, self-discipline and respect of the traditional methods are the values adopted by us over the time.
We would be pleased to welcome you in our cellars where you could enjoy all the care given to our wines. Discover our know-how and our vintage by visiting our website. Enjoy it.
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