A superb 3 bottle selection enclosed in a beautiful wooden gift box. Includes Prestige Champagne, Chablis and a Chateauneuf-du-Pape all handpicked from our award winning wine collection. Free delivery and gift card. All combining to make a gorgeous wedding gift or an engagement gift.
• 1x CHARPENTIER BRUT PRESTIGE, Champagne A/C, France “This is classy, mouth filling stuff, combining ripe fruit and buttery richness with reviving freshness." John Wilson, Irish Times Magazine.” John Wilson, Irish Times
• 1x DOMAINE DU PERE PAPE, Chateauneuf-du-Pape A/C, France “Medium to full bodied. Ripe and juicy with no hard edges...long and vigorous.” The Vine
• 1x DOMAINE CHRISTIAN MOREAU, Chablis A/C, France “Delivers all you could hope for and more with stony mineral character, a dash of citrus and classy length..” Martin Moran MW, The Sunday Times
The Charpentier’s have been winemakers since 1920, when Pierre Charpentier began growing grapes. Before Champagne was glamorous, winemakers in the Champagne region essentially sold the grapes they produced to negotiators or to a local clientele if the economy was challenging. Pierre also produced red wine, but often the barrels used to store this wine were more valuable than the wine itself!
It was Pierre’s son, Marcellin, who first produced Charpentier Champagne in 1954. Four years later, Marcellin died suddenly and his wife, Solange, was left to run the business while rearing three children. While no doubt a difficult time for Solange, her son Jacky began making wine at the age of 11, showing prodigious ability.
Over the next few years, through hard work, diligence and passion, Jacky Charpentier managed to save and, indeed improve, the family business, achieving the recognition and respect that is now associated with the J Charpentier label.
Jacky’s son Jean-Marc now runs the winemaking at Charpentier. With 38 plots of vineyards and three different varieties of grapes grown, there is a lot to be discovered among the Charpentier range. The grapes from different plots are pressed separately so as Champagne can be made to represent each terroir, not just grape varieties or blends.
Val Do Sosego
A south-facing terraced landscape overlooking the River Miño, our vines are exposed to the humid, warm Atlantic winds and intense sunlight that capriciously caress the aristocratic Albariño fruit, in these lands generous with plenty. In Arbo stand the triple stone cross and an original Celtic votive tower in the parish. It is well worth visiting the tower and ruins in Fornelos (XII cent.), the Barreiro country mansion (XVI cent.), the Romanesque apse of the Church of San Pedro de Crescentes (XIII cent.) and the chapel and remains of the Albeos monastery