Germaine Renard and her husband, André Nominé built their own winery in 1960 and christened it ‘Champagne Nominé-Renard’. Germaine and André had four children. Claude , the elder, joined the family business after studying oenology. He has worked at Nominé-Renard, with his wife Catherine, since 1973 and has been chief viticulturist and winemaker for 35 years. Claude, with his son Simon, minutely look after the vine until the grape has reached its best. At the time of wine harvesting the fruit is selected and cautiously picked as soon as it is at its best so that our Champagne reflects our passion.
Growing the vine, we have always respected the environment. Integrated control is the way we cultivate. And therefore, naturally, we are involved in sustainable agriculture, which requires special attention to our natural environment in order to preserve its biodiversity and the quality of our soils.
Wine-making is carried out separately for each grape-variety and each plot of vineyard. Throughout the wine tasting, a harmony of aromas is kept in mind and can be reproduced. The magic of blending works and so, year after year, each of our Cuvée maintains the same taste, the same character.
Blanc de BlancsFinesse and opulence characterize this cuvee. The rich aromas of brioche and honey with notes of fresh wild flowers are blended beautifully.
91 points, Wine Spectator
Firm and focused, with a rich, smoky hint of toasted brioche carried on a lively bead and layered with more subtle notes of white peach puree, spun honey, lemon confit and pastry. Vibrant, showing ground spice and chalk nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 200 cases imported. –AN
BrutA high proportion of Chardonnay gives the Nominé Brut an original profile. A fresh and elegant Champagne, with lots of minerality and citrus fruits aromas.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
Situated between Épernay and Sézanne to the south of the main Champagne vineyards, Nominé-Renard produces soft, ripe wines. This Nonvintage Brut is the family standard bearer, rich and rounded with an attractive toastiness showing bottle age. Citrus and white peach flavors are a contrast and allow the wine to finish freshly. – RV
89 points, Wine Spectator
Smoke and toast notes underscore the creamed apple, white cherry and chalk flavors in this lively Champagne, with a creamy mousse and a modest finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases imported. –AN
Brut RoseIntense red fruit aromas, a hint of cherry & fresh grapefruit, followed by a subtle velvety mouthful. Sensual and elegant.
90 points, Wine Spectator
A smoky hint of roasted almond and a touch of bacon imparts a savory accent to this firm, well-knit rosé. The fine bead carries subtle flavors of macerated plum, whole-grain toast and lemon zest. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases imported. –AN
Special ClubOnly exceptional vintages are dedicated to the "Club" cuvee.This vintage Champagne has been elaborated with a high proportion of Chardonnay (80%) and 20% of Pinot Noir. It is opulent and generous, with great minerality and finesse.