ARMAND DE BRIGNAC un peu d'histoire...

ARMAND DE BRIGNAC a bit of history...

Armand de Brignac, commonly referred to as "The Ace of Spades" in relation to its logo, is the name of the Tête de Cuvée Champagne wine produced by Champagne Cattier and sold in an opaque metallic bottle. The brand's first cuvée, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, is identifiable by its golden bottle adorned with a pewter label representing an ace of spades.
It was announced on November 5, 2014 that Jay-Z was acquiring Armand de Brignac.
At the start of the 21st century, the Cattier family began to set aside lots of reserve wine as part of a new high-prestige champagne project. The first bottles of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold left their French cellars in 2006.
The name “de Brignac” was registered by the Cattier family at the end of the 1940s, according to Jean-Jacques Cattier
Armand de Brignac Champagnes are produced in a multi-vintage style (just like Krug's Grande Cuvée).
In February 2021, Moët Hennessy (LVMH group) bought 50% of the brand's shares from rapper Jay-Z.
Each metallic bottle is finished by hand, with the application of pewter labels. Then it is polished and placed in a lacquered wooden box – a process that makes each bottle unique. The annual production is around 60,000 bottles, which is quite low compared to other brands.
In February 2009, Spanish critic José Peñín published his own review of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold. In November 2009, Fine Champagne magazine published the results of a blind tasting of 1,000 champagne brands, with Armand de Brignac taking first place.
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