Penfolds Drops Three Vintage Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Expressions

The first collaboration of its kind.
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Overnight, Penfolds dropped a three wine collaboration with Champagne House Thiénot, a release they teased briefly in 2018. 

Penfold's Chief winemaker Peter Gago worked with Thiénot chef de cave Nicolas Uriel to create three Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds expressions from what is slated to be a spectacular vintage, 2012, consisting of a Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée, and two single vineyard wines, a Blanc de Blancs from Avize Grand Cru, and a Blanc de Noirs from Aÿ Grand Cru. The grapes were sourced from highly regarded vineyards and housed in Yattarna barriques from Australia to add “greater symbolism and connection”. 

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Thiénot managing director Stanislas Thiénot said the Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds project had been a truly collaborative experience and that the modern, fresh wines reflected the house styles and philosophies of both wine companies. 

The first of the Champagne releases, 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée will be available from June 2019 with an AU$280.00 RRP for the 750ml bottle with a limited number of 1.5L and 3L bottles. 

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The 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Blancs (Avize Grand Cru) and 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Noirs (Aÿ Grand Cru) will be released in 2020.

Head to www.penfolds.com for more information about the innovative collaboration.