Pastries and Champagne
20th June 2022
To honor a very worthy Trophy Winner, we’ve created a heavenly pairing of pastries including Croissants, Pain au Chocolats, Cinnamon Swirls, Vanilla Crowns and Raspberry Danish to pair with Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Cuvée Trianon which won the Trophy in the Pastries Delight Category.
A wine showing a yeasty, brioche, nutty character.
I’m sure reading that list of pastries will make you crave ‘at least’ one for yourself, but before you grab your own, I want to introduce the Champagne which I recommend enjoying alongside.
Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire
A small grower Champagne with amazing personality and fantastic Champagnes.
Champagne Roger Constant Lemaire is led by brothers Guillaume (winemaker) and Sébastien (head of international marketing and sales) with guidance from their parents Gilles and Brigitte.
Their story begins in the 19th century, with a man who was both a gardener and poet, Mr. Désiré Lemaire was the one who bought the first pieces of land in Hautvillers, which became the epicenter to the Maison Roger-Constant Lemaire
It wasn’t until 1945, when his grandson, Roger-Constant, had the vision to expand, he doubled the area of the estate and moved the epicenter of the family to Villers-sous-Chatillon.
Then it was Roger-Constant’s daughters, Brigitte Lemaire, and her husband, a talented young winemaker by the name of Gilles Tournant who breathed further life into their family tradition, combined with their children Sebastien and Guillaume, they continued producing exceptional Champagne, forging their own path.
Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Cuvée Trianon – Tasting Notes
Aroma 👃 “Smooth and rounded yellow stone fruits, yellow floral and a freshly baked array of pastry treats.”
Flavour 👅 “Smooth, rich, yellow stone fruits, like peach and apricot, honeysuckle, Danish pastries and croissants on the palate.”
Pastries Delight Trophy Winner at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021
Now that you know a little bit more about this delightful Champagne and what to expect if you ever decide to try it for yourself, let’s get onto the pastries, I don’t know about you, but enjoying a pastry delight on a warm summers morning, especially with a glass of Champagne on the side, is like a small slice of heaven, add a bowl of your favourite fruits as well and oh my goodness, are you in for a fantastic day.
You can watch our tasting to discover how well they all paired together or keep on reading for a written explanation.
These pastries are the nice ones, freshly baked that morning, still slightly warm, just waiting to be taken home and enjoyed by someone.
Croissants – “The buttery pastry is overrun with citrus and minerals from the Champagne, leaving very quick notes of the buttery pastry.”
Pain au Chocolat
Pain au Chocolat – “The chocolate is heightened by the Champagne, made richer in character over the pastry, with notes of yellow citrus, from yellow stone fruits and lemon.”
Cinnamon Swirl & Vanilla Crowns
Cinnamon Swirl – “At first, all you can taste is the Champagne, it feels like a mistake combining the two, but if you’re willing to wait just a moment, the pleasure comes in waiting, after the mid-length the Champagne fades, leaving subtle cinnamon flavours with a touch of pastry at the close, which stays with you after the tasting experience.”
Vanilla Crown – “The Champagne arrives with prominent citrus and minerals, very quickly taking the lead, but shortly afterward leaving the best of the vanilla insides on a subtle bed of pastry.”
Raspberry Danish – “The raspberry purée is prominent, above all else, standing strong all the way till the end, even the Champagne can only tone it down slightly, bringing with it an entourage of citrus and minerals.”
When looking for the perfect pastries to pair with this Champagne, I would recommend pastries with an added element, like cinnamon, vanilla, or even an apple pie, these kinds of pastries can stand up to the Champagnes characters, unlike the buttery croissant which was, unfortunately, a little bit lost in the pairing.
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