Maison Mercier, founded in 1858 by Eugene Mercier at the tender age of twenty, is one of the great Champagne names. Thanks to the drive of its visionary founder, Champagne Mercier has become a firm French favourite. Eugene Mercier strove against the odds to purvey Champagne of the highest quality to a wide public.
Eugene Mercier had a stock answer for inevitable sceptics: “You can laugh, but the day will come when rivers of champagne will flow through Epernay”. Some ten years later Eugene was proved right.
By taking part in the great exhibitions of the 19th century and conducting an imaginative advertising campaign, Eugene Mercier aimed to catch the public imagination. Champagne Mercier was to become a fixture at all major social occasions.
Sight: Bright yellow.
Nose: A dominant fruity note of white grapes mixed with notes of fresh bread characteristic of Mercier Brut.
Palate: Thanks to a high proportion of Pinots, flavours of apples and ripe pears expand in a delightfully fresh finish.