Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
Veuve Monsigny Champagne is available nationally through Aldi Supermarkets. Yes, that’s right people. Aldi!! In fact, it’s an Aldi exclusive.
It’s called ‘Veuve’ Monsigny and we know how fabulous those Veuves are in Champagne! But sadly, on closer inspection of the bottle I found out that it is not actually made by a Veuve (which is French for widow), but by a lovely man by the names of Charles Mignon. Mignon means ‘cute’ in French, so I guess it’s pretty appropriate…
It’s true origin was the only disappointment though because what I was greeted with when I eventually popped the cork was a light, fresh champagne that was gloriously effervescent.
There’s lovely honey and acacia notes on the nose with the overall effect being quite delicate. This was backed up in the mouth with quite fine bubbles feeling pleasantly round on the tongue. My tastebuds were doing a happy dance – the honey transferred to the palate with ripe nectarines making their presence felt.
Lovely, fresh, lemony hints at the end made sure that there was a fresh, clean finish.
Fabulous Ladies of Australia rejoice! We can now all afford to drink champagne at any party. At just under $25 per bottle, this would have to be THE best quality for value sparkling wine of any variety on the market.
Drink it as an aperitif, or with a fish or chicken course. Or just sip it all night while you are looking fabulously elegant in your party shoes.
Price: $24.99. Yes, you read that right. Real Champagne for under $25 a bottle. Ah-may-zing.
Rating: And it’s GOOD. Really, really good 5/5. Ridiculous value for money.