Champagne ELLNER

Blanc de Blancs

The company is managed by Jean-Pierre Ellner (3rd generation) and his wife Michèle, with the help of their daughters Emmanuelle and Alexandra, and their nephews Frédéric and Arnaud. The Ellner house was established by Charles-Émile Ellner in the early 20th century. His son and successor Pierre was the true driving force of the house and passed his enthusiasm for the land and the wine on to his children.

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Brut Bland de Blancs : Fine and full-bodied, very well-balanced, with notes of brioche and aromas of citrus and fresh nut, an elegant froth, combining distinction and flavour with a delicate mineral touch on the palate.

Brut Grande réserve : 40% Pinot Noir, 60% Chardonnay. Clear, lightly golden colour, floral freshness, fruity aromas. A lively champagne, ideal for aperitif or starters.

Brut Premier Cru : 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir. Fresh hazelnut on the nose, lovely palate, combining distinction and roundness, a winy champagne yet featuring great finesse, opulent and fragrant, with notes of brioche on the finish.

2006 Cuvée Prestige : 8g/l dosage, no malo-lactic fermentation , with notes of macerated citrus fruit and dried fruit, persisting aromas, a lovely gol colour, harmonious on the palate, complex, revealing and smooth, silky and delicate finish.

2005 Prestige : lovely amber yellow colour, with notes of apple and hazelnut. A lovely and elegant wine, dense and well-balanced, with fine froth, suppleness and condied fruit on the palate, to be enjoyed during a meal, alongside poached zander cooked in sauce, or cream fatted chicken.

Brut Qualité Extra : 50% Pinot Noit, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier. A lively and fruity champagne with a pale colour, ideal for aperitif.

2006 Séduction Millésime : 75% Chardonnay partly aged in old oak casks, 25% Pinot Noir, 6g/l dosage. Light gold colour, floral and dried fruit aromas, dense, well-balanced and harmonious, powerfull on the palate, with subtle notes of citrus fruit, toasted bread and narcissus. A classy, ample champagne, to be enjoyed on a sea bream with girolles or poultry and girolles quenelles.

2005 vintage : 69% Chardonnay (from Avize, Tauxières and Epernay), partly aged in old oak casks, 31% Pinot Noir (from Rilly, Epernay and Sermiers), 6g/l dosage specific to this powerful vintage. An exceptional cuvée, fresh and fruity, with light and flavourful froth, delicate aromas of rose, broom and almond.

Extra Brut : 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier. Lovely gold colour with hints of pink, great freshness, lively and fruity, wonderful finish. Perfect for aperitif and alongside a sea food platter.

Brut Carte d'Or : 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 8g/l dosage, no malo-lactic fermentation. A wine that combines floral and fruity notes, frank on the nose as well as on the palate, greatly enjoyable with spicy food. A very fine blend, with an intense gold colour. The touch of Pinot Noir gives great length on the finish. This champagne has great character and subtle finesse.

Brut Rosé : 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir. A refined and delicate wine, with light aromas of red fruit. This blended rosé champagne shows a pink-orange colour. The delicate nose reveals notes of red fruit and strawberry. The palate, both fresh and fruity, evokes frivolous self-indulgence. The large proportion of Chardonnay gives elegance as well as length to this wine.

Gift Boxes:
The Variation box includes one bottle of all of the non-millésimés champagnes ( Grande Réserve, Carte d’Or, Blanc de blancs, Premier Cru, Brut Intégral, Rosé)
The Dégustation box includes 6 Charles Ellner Prestige Millésimées, 2 bottles of 2004, 2 bottles of 2005 and 2 bottles of 2006 vintages.
The Centenaire box (New!) : the Ellner house celebrated its centenary in 2005.
Charles-Émile Ellner acquired his first plot of vines in 1905 in what he would call « the Epernay garden », and made his first vintage. One hundred years and 50ha later, the descendents of the 4th generation made the hundredth vintage of the Ellner house. Ten years on, it is now time for this exceptional vintage to come out of our cellars and meet the challenge of time. With this Centenaire box, we wish to honour the vision of Charles-Émile with two cuvées millésimées : the Prestige, which combines purity and greatness, and the Séduction, which allies ampleness to grace. These have been made with very light dosage to preserve their noble origins, and shall enchant you by their finesse and light bubbles, their everlasting youth and sense of celebration : that is the Ellner spirit.

Reasoned agriculture, minimal use of chemical input; controlled grass cover, organic fertilizer. This vineyard takes its roots from 15 different locations : Côte des Blancs, Montage de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côtes de Sézanne. “We moved towards reasoned agriculture fifteen years ago, and we follow the precautionary approach in order to preserve the environement » Frédéric Ellner says. « We endeavour to age our vineyard to get older vines and apply very little uprooting to ensure the quality of the vines on the best parcels. In difficult times, this is undeniably a qualitative asset : we get higher sugar levels from old vines, this is the wisdom that comes with age...
Soil and exposure
Our vines partly spread over the Côtes d'Epernay, the typicity of the soil includes a beautiful limestone terroir which gives such distinctive flavours to our champagnes.
Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay
New vats offering the modern technological advantages we need to work in keeping with our vinification traditions : preserving the quality of the vines and terroir. No malo-lactic fermentation.

Famille Ellner

1 et 6, rue Côte-Legris
51207 Epernay
Tél. : 03 26 55 60 25
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