Bruno Michel "Rebelle" Extra Brut Champagne SKU #1073430

$59.99

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Tasting Notes

This is a fantastic value as a direct import. This very dry, concentrated Champagne is composed of half and half Meunier and Chardonnay from vines of over 40 years old. Grown entirely organically, and finished with just 2 grams per liter of dosage, it will surprise you with its bread dough nose and nougat like richness. Wines from 2006 and 2007 were used in this blend. This is a great aperitif, and a natural match for sushi! Great stuff from a producer that has been organic since 1999. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Mellyn Craig
    By: Mellyn Craig
    4/18/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    The Bruno Michel “Rebelle” offers much more richness than most Extra Brut Champagnes, and with the lovely acidity and minerality characteristics, this makes for a great sushi pairing! The Rebelle will delight your palate with the crisp acidity and luscious apple type fruits. If you like sushi, I highly recommend pairing the two! It goes great with yellow tail, salmon, spicy tuna and many other types of seafood, but it is the wasabi and soy sauce that really makes the pairing special. Don’t hesitate -- treat yourself to sushi and this Champagne tonight!
  • Christie Brunick
    By: Christie Brunick
    3/8/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    This extra Brut will surprise and seduce your palate. Aromas of baked stone fruits of apples, pear, and pie crust. The palate is focused and intense but gives way to its lovely biscuity notes with piercing minerality and acidity on the finish. For an extra Brut I would say this has more flavor and texture than most, especially at the price!
  • Mari Keilman
    By: Mari Keilman
    3/8/2014
    K&L Staff Member
    I typically don't drink a lot of extra brut because it always makes me want a giant plate of fresh oysters (which are hard to get in LA), but the Bruno Michelle Rebelle is so full of ripe, baked pomme fruit that it's delicious on its own, with sushi or a plate of oysters (if you have easy access to one). The Rebelle is an extra brut in the way extra brut was meant to be; enough ripe natural sugar the way mother nature intended so that additional sugar isn't needed!
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    1/16/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    From my top 10 Champagnes of 2012: Cinnamon was staying up in the city with her friend Jenna on a Friday night, and I grabbed some sushi to go and headed home to dine with our cat, the Morsel. While she helped with the sushi, she did not have a single sip of the Champagne. I believe in the saying that one should be moderate in all things, so I got carried away and drank the whole bottle. Drinking Champagne by yourself is a great thing- if you never have done it there is no better treat, and no better place than the home for having an extra glass or two. From my personal tasting diary: “This wine was a lot richer than I remember and I suspect the base must be from the extroverted 2006 harvest. The balance was so perfect it hardly seemed “Extra” Brut like, rather just vibrant, nervy, electrically mineral sud-Eprenay stuff. It went best with the Akasaka Roll which has eel and avocado on the outside and tempura shrimp on the inside- and very well with everything else. I got carried away by its ample charm and finished the bottle. I woke refreshed and ready for a busy December Saturday- and it turned out to be one of my best days at work all year. I guess there is something to be said for drinking organic after all!” This bottle deserves its spot on the top 10- try it out and see if you can resist finishing the whole thing…

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