J. Charpentier's Champagne Brut Réserve is made from grapes from different crus of the region (Reuil, Binson-Orquigny, Châtillon sur Marne, Villers sous Châtillon, Le Breuil, Neuville sur Seine, Ludes) and contains 80% Pinot Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir. The history of the maison begins at the turn of the 20th century. Since then the generations have succeeded and the winery is still family-run today.
The fermentation of the grapes takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature and is followed by the malolactic fermentation and the assembly of the reserve wines. Champagne rests on the lees for 30-36 months.
In the glass the wine is brilliant, straw yellow in color, with a fine and persistent perlage. On the nose there are aromas of fresh yellow fruit, brioche and bread crust. In the mouth the wine is creamy, full-bodied and enveloping, with a good persistence.