Unveiling the Cherry Blossom Sakura Edition of Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have unveiled their latest Spring Edition of the Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, when life is renewed, flowers are in bud and the senses are awakened…

The cherry blossoms, Japan’s national flower, provide an explosion of pale pink petals throughout the months of Spring. Beautiful, delicate and fleeting, they are symbolic of a time of renewal, of the fleeting nature of life and they are a reminder to live in the moment. And what better way to celebrate Spring, life and that perfect moment than with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé in its befitting Sakura packaging.

This Rosé Champagne, bursting with red summer fruits, is made in a Brut style and is composed of 45% pinot noir for roundness and structure, 45% meunier for fruitiness and soft, supple character and 10% chardonnay, for elegance and finesse.

A gorgeous pomegranate pink, a delicious cavalcade of redcurrant and raspberry notes combine with a hint of strawberries. It is fresh and vibrant with a touch of floral enchantment, perfect for infusing a bit of joy into everyday moments. A symbol of revival, this Champagne is inspired by the “First Bloom of Spring,” a time to celebrate life.

Lively and refreshing, embrace its inspiration. It is perfect for Spring alfresco sipping, for picnics and delicious with Japanese cuisine. 

Exquisitely adorned with the delicate pink petals of the iconic cherry blossom set against a beautiful blue sky, the Nicolas Feuillatte Sakura Edition Réserve Exclusive Rosé retails nationally for around R780.

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE – THE MAN AND THE BRAND

Nicolas Feuillatte, the man behind the brand, was a Paris-born New York entrepreneur, international jetsetter and socialite with friends in high places the world over. He made his first fortune as a coffee merchant in New York and went on to make his second by creating his own brand of Champagne in 1976. Often found in the company of the who’s who of society, he decided that the Nicolas Feuillatte brand must in the first instance be able to satisfy the most discerning of palates, in order to also satisfy a wider audience. The Champagne he created was elegant and sophisticated and an immediate hit with an exceptional group of A-listers, amongst them Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and Lauren Bacall. With his celebrity connections, Feuillatte’s Champagne quickly became popular in the US, to the extent that supply was soon unable to match demand. To expand production, he teamed up with a collection of growers based in Epernay and the brand began its miraculous rise through the ranks of the Champagne greats to compete at the very top, selling more than 10 million bottles of Champagne a year. Nicolas Feuillatte, the French entrepreneur behind the remarkably successful Champagne that bears his name, died at the age of 88, in August 2014, in the same week as his close friend and actress Lauren Bacall.

Until next time.

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