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Chanoine Frères’ Réserve Privée on the Easter Holiday Menu

Reims, April 2023

This year, celebrate Easter with friends who love champagne. Réserve Privée Brut is a generous wine, ideal for accompanying a fine meal, from appetizer to dessert.

Chef de Cave Isabelle Tellier, creator of the Chanoine Frères champagnes, is a passionate devotee of food-and-wine pairings. She suggests a special Easter menu perfectly suited to the rich palate and fruity notes of Réserve Privée Brut.

Chanoine Frères Réserve Privée Brut, a champagne of character

Réserve Privée Brut is a wine of character, rooted in the soil of Champagne. Its blend comprises a majority of Pinot Noir (55%), with 31% Meunier and 14% Chardonnay grapes. Isabelle Tellier told us about her intentions for this champagne as Chef de Cave:

“With this Brut, I’ve created a wine that expresses the typical qualities of the red Champagne grapes. I gave precedence to Pinots Noirs from the Côte des Bar in the Aube, the southernmost terroir in the Champagne region. I’ve blended some thirty still wines to result in a rich brut that has structure and body.”

Tasting notes: With its delicate bubbles and luminous bronze color, Réserve Privée Brut opens with a delicate nose with aromas of peony, Damson plum and peach. On the palate, it delivers a perfect balance between liveliness and fullness, underscored with flavors of roasted pear, dates, and toasted almond. As you may recall, Réserve Privée Brut was recently awarded a star in the 2023 Hachette Wine Guide (“a very successful wine”) for the second consecutive year, and a gold medal in the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge.

The Chanoine Frères Réserve Privée Brut menu

To accompany Réserve Privée Brut champagne from Chanoine Frères, Isabelle Tellier suggests a seasonal menu that features foie gras and lamb — both traditional at Easter. The Chef de Cave says: “Réserve Privée is a champagne that is structured around Pinots Noirs, which gives it enough body to pair well with the most savory dishes.”


Foie gras of duck, rhubarb chutney


Main course

Lamb-shank confit with spring vegetables



Apple tarte Tatin


Chanoine Frères Réserve Privée Brut should be enjoyed ideally at between 8°C and 10°C, throughout the meal. Find the champagne in better stores and at the House’s online shop.

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