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Pommery unveils new Apanage Blanc de Blancs Champagne at NGV

It's champagne season (when is it not?) in Melbourne and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a stunning luncheon at Garden Restaurant in the NGV for select media. Just in time for Spring Carnival and summer entertaining, Champagne Pommery has unveiled its newest Blanc de Blancs NV. We were treated with dishes to perfectly match the new Pommery champagne offering. Garden Restaurant has the perfect venue for the unveiling with its garden outlook and vibrancy.

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A highlight was the attendance and hospitality of legendary Madame Nathalie Vranken from Champagne Pommery who was charming and informative about the champagne philosophy and process. She eexplained the champagne needs time on the lees and there is no rush to release the Vintage champagne offerings like we might imagine here in Australia.

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Madame Nathalie Vranken from Champagne Pommery chatting with journalist Paul Best.

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Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from the northern terrain of the Montagne de Reims and the hills of Nogent l’Abbesse, this harmonious combination of terrains allows this Cuvée to express an astounding freshness and maturity worthy of an Apanage.
The newly released Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs has a strong Spring freshness on the nose with subtle floral notes of jasmine, as well as acacia, linden and citrus fruit. The initial taste allows the fresh apple to takeover with the balance of the final notes being the subtle flavour of yellow grapefruit.

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This new release continues in the Pommery tradition of excellence, innovation and a gastronomic selection of fine Cuvées, perfect for enjoying now. Known for its avant-garde spirit, Champagne Pommery is the Maison that introduced Brut Champagne to the world in 1874.

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A widely loved label around the world, Champagne Pommery is renowned for combining innovation and tradition to produce a signature collection of unique champagnes. With champagnes spanning an array of bodies and tastes, Pommery is the perfect match for any occasion.

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Conviviality central. Release of this champagne is perfect timing for Spring Carnival and the warmer weather.

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The Champagne Pommery cutting-edge collection promises to delight champagne lovers en masse - from the dry, velvety body found in Champagne Pommery Cuvée Louise that evokes a sense of elegance and celebration, to the fresh, full taste in the POP Collection, a perfect companion for a casual brunch or a lively night out.

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Lemon verbena cured ocean trout, finger lime, coconut, salmon roe, saltbush. Perfect pairing of Pommery Champagne with Australian seafood and native Australian ingredients.

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Chicken breast, white polenta, asparagus, wild mushrooms fricassee, tarragon, crisp kale also a perfect accompaniment to the Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV.

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A highlight was the Seared scallops, miso pumpkin, bok choy, sesame, ginger soy dressing.

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Passionfruit and mango chocolate cups and Coconut guava tarts.

What a fabulous luncheon. Thanks to Champagne Pommery and The Cru. Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV is available from select David Jones stores nationwide as well as select independent outlets.
RRP: $99.95 per bottle