Champagne house Pommery has released its annual World Collection. The 2023 release, KASHMIR, includes five limited edition gift boxes that were inspired by paisley patterns of India. The paisley motifs, or cashmere motifs, date back to over 2000 years ago. Each limited edition gift box features a plant pattern in the shape of a tear drop – the ancient patterns are believed to represent life.
The World Collection includes the flagship Pommery Brut Royal NV, a delicate Brut Rosé NV, an elegant Brut Apanage NV, a complex Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV, along with the decadent 2009 Grand Cru.
Previous World Collections have included wax themes from Africa, China's celestial tempest universe, Tibet's Mandala boxes, and now Kashmir from India.
Pommery's 2023 World Collection
NV Pommery Brut RoyalThis wine is made from a traditional Champagne blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. Lively, fresh and delicate, notes of citrus fruit and white flowers associated with small red fruits prevail on the nose. Pommery Brut Royal is a harmonious champagne with a round finish and a great length.
NV Pommery Brut RoséPommery Brut Rosé is made with a high proportion of chardonnay, and is a wine of great finesse and liveliness. Small red fruits provide an impression of roundness, enlivened by a lovely freshness. Supple and full-bodied on the palate, it is appreciated for its finesse and elegance.
NV Pommery Brut ApanageThe signature of Apanage is also a higher proportion of chardonnay, to give the wine a feeling of smoothness and elegance essential to the world of fine dining. The wine has a superb pale-yellow colour with very light golden reflections. The fine, buttery, almost pastry-like aromas are quickly joined by a bouquet of wild flowers and notes of candied citron and blood orange. A clean attack, smoothness, freshness and length are the hallmarks of this great wine.
NV Pommery Apanage Blanc de BlancsChardonnay is an invaluable grape variety in Champagne, offering Pommery Champagnes delicacy, elegance and freshness. Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs is a pale gold champagne with soft green reflections. Subtle floral notes of jasmine and acacia harmonise with delicate hints of lime blossom. This is followed by great complexity, with fruity citrus notes and a creamy impression of frangipane.
2009 Pommery Grand Cru RoyalPommery Grand Cru Royal has a pale gold colour with delicate golden hues. The first notes are floral and sweet, reminiscent of honeysuckle and acacia flower. As it opens up, the wine reveals fruitier nuances of dried fig. A sign of great maturity after more than twelve years of cellaring, hints of toast add complexity to this cuvée. The finish strikes a perfect balance between tension and deliciousness, with a hint of pink grapefruit.
The 2023 KASHMIR limited edition collection is available from independent fine wine stores, major retailers, and David Jones. For more information visit champagnepommery.com.