Champagne Armand de Brignac has announced the exciting UK launch of the new Blanc de Blancs en Magnum. Fewer than 1,000 bottles were produced, said Armand de Brignac.

A rare champagne produced with 100% Chardonnay, the Blancs de Blancs en Magnum is the newest release from the prestige cuvée collection. The Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs en Magnum assemblage is comprised of the 2005, 2006 and 2008 vintages and was disgorged on 25th May 2016.

We were thrilled with the cuvée’s development and made the decision to finally release these magnums, disgorging them in May 2016,’ said winemaker Emilien Boutillat. The Blanc de Blancs en Magnum was aged for seven years on lees in the cellars in Champagne, France and one additional year on cork. The result is a cuvée of great complexity and depth, with notes of baked pastry, pineapple, orange blossom and almond, with a delicate bead and lasting finish.

The 100% Chardonnay cuvée is crafted from fruit sourced from both the traditional Chardonnay territory, the Côte des Blancs, and almost half of the blend from Chardonnay sourced from Montagne de Reims. The resulting Blanc de Blancs has a powerful acidity and lightness, elegantly balanced with suppleness and roundness.

The highly limited number of bottles of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs en Magnum will be available in the UK exclusively at Selfridges. (RRP: £1,650 per bottle 1.5 litres).