Reims, November 2022
For the launch of Cuvée Pierre Chanoine 1730, Isabelle Tellier, Chef de Cave of the House of Chanoine Frères, has designed a delicious seasonal menu that pairs perfectly with the fine gourmet champagne she created in tribute to the House’s founder.
Isabelle Tellier’s autumnal menu
Isabelle has a passion for food-wine pairings, and loves to prepare gourmet dishes when at home. To accompany Cuvée Pierre Chanoine throughout the meal, she suggests this refined and balanced seasonal menu. The menu highlights the aromas and flavors of this harmonious, generous champagne, which is aged three years in the House's cellars in Reims.
Sautéed scallops with cream of kuri squash
Risotto with porcini mushrooms and Parmesan
“When I cook I like to find seasonal products to pair with the wine. That’s what I’ve done here with the scallops-and-kuri-squash starter. The chestnut flavor of the kuri squash blends very well with the candied-orange notes in Cuvée Pierre Chanoine.
For the main course, the porcini in the risotto harmonize with the delicate flavors of mocha and cocoa in this champagne.
In the dessert — light and also very seasonal — the apples in the compote are associated with quinces, which is also one of the flavors in Cuvée Pierre Chanoine.
Throughout the meal, I advise drinking Cuvée Pierre Chanoine at a temperature of between 10°and 12°C.”
The Cuvée Pierre Chanoine video
Isabelle Tellier, Chef de Cave of the House of Chanoine Frères, introduces the new Cuvée Pierre Chanoine 1730 champagne in a video (duration 1’14” - English subtitles).
“I created this cuvée as a tribute to Pierre Chanoine, our House’s founder. In 1730, during the reign of Louis XV, he excavated the first cellars in Epernay.
“With its brilliant-gold color, Cuvée Pierre Chanoine offers a nose with delicious flavors: quince jelly, candied orange, caramel and vanilla. On the palate, notes of mocha, spices and chocolate appear.”
“I feel that Pierre Chanoine would have liked this harmonious, generous champagne. It’s a traditional cuvée, like a family champagne that is handed down from generation to generation.”
The new Cuvée Pierre Chanoine 1730 from the House of Chanoine Frères, the second oldest champagne house, is now available from better dealers in France.