HURE FRERES Champagne Brut "Invitation" NV

Wine region: Champagne - France

Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Tasting note: In the glass, "Invitation" shows a bright straw-yellow core with the glinting platinum hues at the rim. The nose is delicate, almost reticent at first, but notes are soon coaxed out with a bit of air. You'll pick up aromas of white cherry, red apple skin, plum, toast and brioche, candied Meyer lemon, fresh cream, and citrus zest alongside steely mineral-driven notes of crushed stone and chalk. The palate is medium-bodied, but the fruit delivers a ripe mouthfeel with a perfectly balanced dose of sweetness. It's a charming Champagne - not opulent or weighty - that shows great tension of minerality and fruit, all while providing ample freshness.

About the winery:A close-knit family, two brothers sharing a common vision, and then passing on their values to the next generation, all this and more makes up the story of Champagne Hure-Freres: started just over 50 years ago and still very much a family business.

What they believe in: Champagne is a patchwork quilt of different terroirs with each Village, each slope, and each plot of land offering its own unique aromatic profile. Everything they do is designed not only to respect these differences but to express them as much as possible. When it comes to their Winemaking they select only the finest grapes so as to make champagnes that are complex and elegant: a living reflection, in fact, of the soil from which they are born.

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