These wines are very different in style to those of grower Champagne champions Francis Egly and Jacques Selosse, and offer terrific value. So, give your wallet a break and, to quote the Aubry's American agent Terry Theise, "Be ready to have your mind expanded." Aubry is well known in Europe for it's high quality and value for money. Their Brut Classique is an absolute steal.
Twin brothers Pierre and Philippe Aubry are making some of the most interesting Champagnes on the market today, and produce an amazing assortment of eight, quite different cuveés. Two of the cuveés contain three ancient grape varieties which are relatively unknown in Champagne today – Arbanne, Petit Meslier, and Fromenteau (aka Pinot Gris). They also produce two wines in a Sablé, or lower pressure style, reminiscent of the softer, early styles of Champagne that were served in coupes rather than flutes. These are bottled at 4 atmospheres pressure when most Champagnes are bottled at 6, allowing for a softer, creamier texture due to the small, fine bubbles.
The family owns 15 hectares of Premier Cru rated vineyards in the villages of Jouy, Pargny, and Villedomange, located in the Montagne de Reims growing area. The range includes two rosés, a Demi-Sec, and four single vintage wines including a prestige cuveé called Aubry de Humbert. You may not have heard of them, but the Aubry family are in fact one of the oldest grape growing families in Champagne, having been in the business since 1791.
Pierre and Philippe's wines are classy, elegant and full-flavoured to the point of being intense - just try the Classique or the standard rose! They are exceptional wines that never disappoint. If you can view these Champagnes as wines, as wonderful expressions of terroir, and have them with food, they will open your eyes to another world.