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Champagne Lanson partners with British caviar farm

Champagne Lanson has collaborated with Exmoor Caviar, one of the UK’s first luxury caviar farms, on an exclusive product pairing.

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The deal will see Maison Lanson and Exmoor Caviar offer a gift-set of the Le Black Réserve cuvée alongside the Cornish Salted Baerii dish.

Exmoor’s products are found in more than 100 Michelin-starred restaurants across the country, and the brand was chosen as it works well alongside Champagne Lanson’s cuvées.

The limited-edition gift-set includes a 75cl bottle of Champagne Lanson Le Black Réserve, Exmoor Caviar’s Cornish Salted Baerii Caviar (30g) and two Mother of Pearl Caviar spoons. It is available to purchase for £100 from this month (November).

Customers can also enjoy the  pairing at The Arch Bar at The InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane London, with specially designed Exmoor Caviar canapés in December, available alongside Lanson Le Black Réserve by the glass or bottle.

Le Black Réserve is 70% Grand & Premier Cru grapes, vinified and aged in the cellar for five years, creating a complex wine of aromatic depth. Made with 45% Reserve wine, its full body reveals intense fruitiness. Fresh notes of citrus and chalk highlight the density and vitality of the wine, with a nose combining marzipan, spice and honey, which leads onto a long, intense palette. The wine is blended from 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier grapes.

The cuvée pairs with the salinity of Exmoor Caviar’s signature dish, a traditional caviar of medium sized roe and produced using Cornish Sea Salt. It has a smooth yet fresh flavour profile similar to the ozone brininess of oysters, the brand said.

Chef de Cave at Champagne Lanson, Hervé Dantan, said: “The precise blending of the reserve wines makes Le Black Réserve a beautiful brut non-vintage that magnifies the Lanson emblematic style making it a perfect gastronomic companion.”

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