Adding to its portfolio of prestige cuvées, Champagne Armand de Brignac released Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2), the House’s rarest, ultra-prestige cuvée to date.  Every bottle of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs A2 is labelled with its own number within the small batch production (1 to 2,333), in addition to its disgorgement date, the company says. Crafted with hand-picked fruit from Pinot Noir growing villages, 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. Blanc de Noirs A2 rested in the cellars in France for a little more than five years. 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. Packaged in a 750-ml bottle, Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2) is available in limited quantities nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1,000.

Champagne Armand de Brignac, Chigny les Roses, France
Distribution: Nationwide