Grand Monarque Champagne -
Methode Champenoise - is Brotherhood’s most emblematic and
traditional product. Historically, Brotherhood’s “Le Grand
Monarque” was the product that put New York Champagne on the map at
the 1900 Paris Exposition. At that time Brotherhood had over 600,00
bottles aging in its cellars.
Brotherhood’s Grand Monarque was
revived using the traditional champagne grapes, Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay, using the Methode Champenois, involving months of
hand-riddling in Brotherhood’s famed underground cellars. Visitors
to the winery can see the champagne “sur lattes” (fermenting in
lattice rows) prior to riddling, disgorging, dosaging and wire-hood
Grand Monarque is
further enhanced by the R.D. designation (recently disgorged). R.D.
Champagne is aged for a minimum of 2 years before disgorging,
producing a Brut Champagne with richer flavors and aromas bathed in
tiny long-lasting bubbles. This elegant champagne makes any
occasion truly special when served well-chilled before, during or
after a meal.
Released in limited productions there is
often a waiting list for our Grand Monarque.
is currently empty