Epernay, Champagne, France
Created in 1953 in Epernay, the Mansard family has been making distinctive champagnes for 4 generations. Its vineyards are in Cerseuil in Champagne, on the champagne tourist route overlooking the Marne Valley. As the brand’s reputation increased over the years, the company’s rapid growth led to a need for new facilities and more spacious buildings. In 1969, some superb caves 20m deep in the heart of Epernay were chosen as the site on which Maison Mansard would develop and prosper.

The splendid, large-capacity winery, with its ultra-modern equipment, means that each wine can be separately vinified and selected, thus providing total continuity for this much sought-after champagne. At the end of the 20th Century, the company was sold to Champagne family, G.H. Martel & Co, which has retained and perpetuated the Mansard family tradition.

Brut NV

56% Pinot Noir, 38% Pinot Meunier, 6% Chardonnay. Golden yellow colour with a beautiful brilliance, very good mousse and fine bubbles. A very floral bouquet, well-balanced with a firm depth of flavour.
88 points: Wine Spectator
Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge

Tradition NV

50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay. A pretty golden robe. An expressive and open nose with flavours of fruits and biscuits. In the mouth it has a charming creamy texture, aromatic complexity and a beautiful vinosity-freshness balance. A rich, complex and harmonious finish sensually dominated by grilled and lightly spiced notes.
89 points : Wine Spectator
1 Etoile : Guide Hachette
Seal of Approval – International Wine Challenge
6 Stars: Cuisine & Wine Asia (Nov/Dec 2010)

Rosé Brut NV

65% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 15% Bouzy rouge. Beautiful pink colour. Fruity and floral nose, impressions of dried fruit (apricot). Fine attack with great freshness, this pink Champagne has a crisp vitality with liquorice flavour, combining finesse and power.
90 points: Wine Spectator
Seal of Approval – International Wine Challenge 2004

Vieille France Brut Rosé NV

55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 15% Coteaux Champenois Rouge. Delicate pale salmon pink colour. The nose is floral and fruity with hints of dried apricot. The attack is very elegant and offers great freshness. This Rosé champagne has a crisp vitality with liquorice flavours provided by the pinot noir. The final combines finesse and power.
BRONZE : International Wine Challenge 2008

Vieille France Brut Millésimé 2004

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. Very attractive gold Champagne colour with fine bubbles and persistent ring. Strong and generous nose, aromas of toasted notes and almonds. Well balanced structure with a fresh attack. Good combination of butter and hazelnut. The finish is long and delicious and reveals a hint of sherries at the end.
Médaille d’Or : Féminalise 2010