By Vanessa Lee
Champagne Armand de Brignac announces today the global launch of the second assemblage of its ultra-prestige cuvée expression, Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2), which arrives in select cities of the world this week.
The highly anticipated second assemblage release comes just weeks after the inaugural blend was awarded the number one Blanc de Noirs champagne in the world, following a blind tasting of 250 cuvées submitted as part of the 2016 annual rankings by FINE Champagne Magazine and Tastingbook.com.
Just 2,333 bottles of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs A2 were created and disgorged on June 20 2016, an even smaller production than the inaugural blend, ensuring that no compromise was made, and only the most exceptional wine was created.
In an historic first, every single bottle of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs A2 has been labelled with its unique number within the extremely small batch production (1 to 2,333), in addition to its disgorgement date, showcasing the rarity, exclusivity and collectability of this ultra-prestige cuvée.
Blanc de Noirs A2 rested in the cellars in France for a little more than five years. It is a distinctive assemblage of 100% Pinot Noir from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages. The powerful expression was created from only the very first and freshest portion of the cuvée press- a signature of all Armand de Brignac champagnes, ensuring the highest quality is achieved.
"Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs is our rarest jewel," said Chef de Cave, Jean-Jacques Cattier.We reserve a small selection of our very best Pinot Noir parcels to create this champagne."
The highly limited number of bottles of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two will be available at fine wine stores in select cities globally, including Berry Bros. & Rudd and Harrods in the UK.