Vranken-Pommery Australia has announced the arrival of its 2023 World Collection, named ‘Kashmir.’ This latest release draws inspiration from the mesmerizing paisley patterns of India and will be gracing the shelves in Australia this month.
This captivating collection opens the door for wine enthusiasts to enjoy Pommery Champagnes presented in five limited edition gift boxes.
The paisley motif designs, known as cashmere motifs, trace their origins back approximately 2,000 years and are thought to symbolize the essence of life and fertility.
These teardrop patterns come to life with vibrant colours and a touch of regal opulence accentuated by gold foiling, paying homage to the historical exchange of cashmere among members of the Persian monarchy during the 16th century.
The ‘KASHMIR’ collection boasts an array of Pommery Champagnes, including the iconic Pommery Brut Royal NV, a delicate and refined Brut Rosé NV, a smooth and exceptionally elegant Brut Apanage NV, a fresh yet creamy and complex Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV, and the coveted 2009 Grand Cru, steeped in history and crafted from seven of the Maison’s emblematic grand crus.
These cuvées are a testament to a rich and inspirational past. Madame Pommery, a woman navigating a predominantly male-dominated world, took the reins after her husband’s passing, forever altering the world’s perception of wine. Anticipating her customers’ evolving tastes, she pioneered the first commercially successful brut champagne, challenging the tradition of sweet wines and steadfastly striving for the utmost quality.
This formidable businesswoman immortalized her legacy by naming the cellars in Reims after the major cities touched by her Champagnes across the globe. Staying true to its international orientation, the World Collection continues to celebrate the art of travel each year with exquisitely designed gift boxes inspired by countries and continents from around the world.
Vranken-Pommery Australia serves as the local subsidiary of the esteemed French group Vranken-Pommery Monopole. As the largest winemaker in Europe and the second largest in Champagne, Vranken-Pommery Monopole is renowned for its premium offerings. The international portfolio encompasses winemaking properties spanning Champagne, Provence, Camargue, the Douro, and the UK.
Vranken-Pommery Monopole has achieved global recognition for its commitment to organic viticultural practices. In 2015, the brand received the Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne and High Environmental Value certifications, marking a significant step in environmental stewardship. Notably, it became the first Champagne producer to attain ISO14001 certification, the benchmark standard for Environmental Management.
Pommery Brut Royal NV
Pommery Brut Royal NV is a blend of 40 crus, featuring the traditional Champagne trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. This Champagne, aged for 36 months, boasts vivacious freshness and offers delightful notes of citrus fruits and red berries, culminating in a rounded, ample, and lengthy experience. RRP $89.00
Pommery Brut Rosé NV
Pommery Brut Rosé NV introduces a touch of Bouzy Grand Cru pinot noir to the classic Brut Royal blend, resulting in a delicate, pale pink rosé with exceptional finesse. RRP $120.00
Pommery Brut Apanage NV
Pommery Brut Apanage NV, comprised of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier from 17 of the finest crus, matures for 42 months in the chalk cellars of the Pommery Estate. This aging process brings forth subtle freshness and a delightful creaminess, reminiscent of butter. Exclusive to on-premise and corporate clients. RRP $119.00
Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV
Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV is a 100% chardonnay blend sourced from meticulously selected terroirs in the Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, and the hills of Nogent l’Abbesse. It exudes elegance, freshness, and remarkable complexity. RRP $145.00
Pommery Grand Cru Royal 2009 vintage
Pommery Grand Cru Royal 2009 is a testament to structure, elegance, and intensity. Exclusively crafted from 7 grands crus, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this vintage matures gracefully in the refreshing environment of Pommery’s 18 kilometres of galleries. It presents a beautiful pale gold hue with delicate golden undertones. The Champagne’s maturity is expressed through notes of honeysuckle, acacia flowers, and hints of dried figs and frangipani, culminating in a balanced interplay of tension and delectable nuances, marked by a touch of pink grapefruit. RRP $169.00
The 2023 ‘KASHMIR’ limited edition range is available now through major stockists including David Jones, and various independent fine wine stores.