Briaux Lenique

Address

22 rue de la Liberté
51530 Mardeuil

Contact

+33 3 26 51 55 76


Description

The Briaux Lenique estate is located on the clayey-limestone hillsides of the Vallée de la Marne, around the village of Mardeuil, three kilometres away from Epernay. This vineyard covers 4 hectares and 21 plots, half of which are planted with Pinot Meunier, 30% with Chardonnay and 20% with Pinot Noir. The average age of the vines is 30 years.
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Champagnes

15 / 20
Blanc de Blancs

Type Extra brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
This is a happy marriage of extremes: on the one hand, salinity, chalkiness, pep and energy; on the other, the tenderness and gourmandise of tasty fruitiness with a beautiful basket of yellow fruits, golden apples, dates (a little), citrus fruits on a background of delicate white flowers. Discover with a fine cheese, such as an old Salers.

16 / 20
Perle de Craie

Type Extra brut
Millesime 2012
Gault&Millau's review
Cette cuvée, à l’aromatique franche et parfaite, affiche une belle fraîcheur sur des notes de fruits blancs, de bergamote, de verveine et de poivre blanc. La bouche déclame une partition généreuse en une mâche homogène de fruits au sirop et aux épices douces. La minéralité est présente et enrôle un crayeux salivant. À apprécier en apéritif ou sur un risotto crémeux à la truffe blanche.

16 / 20
Perle de Craie

Type Extra brut
Millesime 2015
Gault&Millau's review
This vintage already tasted last year is slowly beginning to develop a patina, revealing notes of orange, curry and truffle honey. But the chalky salinity, the smokiness, the ripe mirabelle plum are still there. It is as complex as one could wish with a beautiful salivating and dynamic energy on the finish that never ends and very beautiful bitters that elongate the wine. Splendid.

15 / 20
Rosé

Type Extra brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
A cuvée in a comfortable style with chewiness, vinosity and a touch of patina. Far from party rosés or those for jet-setters, this rosé is a good companion for the table thanks to the freshness preserved by a measured dosage that makes it dynamic. It is a good companion for salmon, pike, Thai shrimps…

15.5 / 20
Les Semons

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
Again, the house style with the intention to marry flavours and sensations. Here, 70% chardonnay reigns with white flowers, brioche... and the 30% Pinot Noir (very present in fact) with cherry, small red fruits and gourmandise. A wine between tenderness and salinity with great length that is the house signature.

14.5 / 20
Tradition

Type Brut
Millesime BSA
Gault&Millau's review
In addition to the excellent price:pleasure ratio, this cuvée is one of those that you can leave at the bottom of your fridge to open at a moment's notice. The beautiful fruitiness, enhanced by zest and blood orange on a honeyed background, will delight everyone. A pleasurable wine for aperitif or sweet and sour dishes, such as pork with pineapple.

Some other adresses

Vincent Charlot
Selected by Gault&Millau Selection

Vincent Charlot

23 rue des Semons, 51530 Mardeuil

Tourneur-Prieur
Selected by Gault&Millau Selection

Tourneur-Prieur

504 chemin des Champs de Linette, 51530 Mardeuil

Gamet
Selected by Gault&Millau Selection

Gamet

12 rue Pasteur, 51530 Mardeuil

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