Jay Z’s Champagne Brand Armand de Brignac releases a new limited edition Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2), the House’s rarest, ultra-prestige cuvée to date. Created by Jean-Jacques and Alexandre Cattier, 10th and 11th generation champagne growers, the champagne is made from premier pinot noir grapes grown in Chigny-les-Roses, Rilly la Montagne, Verzy, and Verzenay. It’s an assemblage of 100 percent Pinot Noir from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages. The expression was created from the very first and freshest portion of the cuvée press – a signature of all Armand de Brignac champagnes, ensuring the highest quality is achieved, the company says.
After being bottled in 2011, the assemblage was left on the lees for flavor enhancement until disgorged (when the sedimentation is extracted) on June 20 of this year. This champagne can be properly cellared until 2031.
On the nose, the varietal offers grape, honeysuckle and peppermint notes, revealing hints of peach and apricot, according to the company. On the palate, it imparts fresh red fruit, mint and a hint of cinnamon, it adds.
Each 750ml bottle is labelled with its own number within the small batch production (1 to 2,333), in addition to its disgorgement date, and will cost you $1,000.