On the nose a real purity of fruit; almond blossom, fresh citrus zest and a hint of lemon posset. The palate is poised and elegant with a fine mousse and that beautiful citrus fruit that you encounter on the nose but with an underlying intensity that makes it both a fantastic aperitif but equally good with food. Mag 16 is the culmination of a project that A.R Lenoble started in 2010 when they started aging their reserve wines in magnum to preserve the freshness and to add complexity to the wines. The quality reserve wines was incredibly important as they saw the effect of climate change on the ripeness of the grapes in the Champagne region and wanted to preserve the vibrancy in the champagnes.
AR Lenoble Champagne AR Lenoble is one of the rare producers in Champagne that has been consistently family-owned and entirely independent since the very beginning. Sister-and-brother owners Anne and Antoine Malassagne are the great-grandchildren of Armand-Raphaël Graser.
In just over twenty years, they have quietly yet confidently transformed AR Lenoble into one of the jewels of the Champagne region. AR Lenoble was the second House in Champagne to be awarded the “Haute Valeur Environnementale” certification to encourage sustainable development.
AR Lenoble believes very strongly in privileging the characteristic expression of fruit from its own vineyards located in three prime locations in Champagne:CHOUILLY, the northernmost Grand Cru village located on the celebrated Côte des Blancs and home of some of the most magnificent Chardonnay in all of Champagne. BISSEUIL, the Premier Cru village located between Mareuil-sur-Ay and Tours-sur-Marne and home of rich and structured Pinot Noir. DAMERY, the site of AR Lenoble since 1920, located to the immediate east of Cumières. The village is home to some elegant and expressive Pinot Meunier due to soils that are a combination of clay and limestone.