The history of “Chanoine Frères” goes back to 1730, the days of Louis XV, when two brothers Jacques-Louis and Jean-Baptiste Chanoine started a family business selling champagne wines. That same year the brothers asked the city authorities in the town of Epernay for a permit for construction or renovation of the first cellars for sparkling wines. It should be noted that “Champagne Chanoine Frères” is one of the oldest Champagne Houses – with only “Ruinart” being older. For over 270 years “Champagne Chanoine Frères” has seen its ups and downs, having lost its market position and by the end of the 20th century quietly turning into a so-called “sleeping brand”. But in 1994 “Champagne Chanoine Frères” became part of the newly established BCC (Boizel Chanoine Champagne) and since then the brand has been re-born. The production of “Tsarine” wines resumed in 2000. The first “Tsarine” cuvée was bottled at the beginning of the 19th century and was dedicated to the Russian imperial dynasty, ruling Russia at the time and which was the main market for sparkling wines since the preceding century.
With lightness and finesse, the stream of delicate bubbles rises through the glass, reflecting hints of green and of gold. Aromas of lime flowers and lemon balm mingle with notes suggestive of bitter oranges and of quince. Freshness and elegance are confirmed on the palate. The dominant notes of citrus fruits combine with those of white peaches and of raisins.