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Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV - Half Bottle 375ml

The Experience

Drink When...
Things are improving
Listen To...
French Nova Radio
Think About...
About ducks
Drink With...
Croissants or smoked salmon

The Oddbins Take

Our French is rudimentary, but we think that Canard-Duchêne roughly translates as “duck of oak”. And we believe this to be a reference to how this elegant Champagne conquered the UK.

The people of Ludes, near Reims, deposited an enormous wooden Trojan-duck at customs in Folkestone. The duck was filled to the brim with Champagne bottles, and when local customs officers wheeled it in, the trap door sprung open and bottles flew out, making their way up the M20 towards London.

The rest is history. However, our understanding may not be historically factual.

The Vital Statistics

Ludes, Reims, Champagne
AOC Champagne
Non Vintage
Bottle Size
Half - 375ml
Residual Sugar
10 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Pinot Noir (45%), Pinot Meunier (35%), Chardonnay (20%)
Not Too Dry, Rich
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet
Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne - 37.5CL - HALF BOTTLE

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Canard-Duchêne was created as the result of the marriage of a barrel maker, Victor Canard, and a wine grower, Léonie Duchêne. In 2009, the house is still led by a family dedicated to making fine wines and champagnes.

The Champagne house has been located in Ludes in the Montagne de Reims National Park since 1868. Its founders were granted the right by the Russian Imperial Family to adopt its coat of arms as the family emblem. The crowned two-headed eagle has thus appeared on every Canard-Duchêne label since the end of the 19th Century. The brand was an official supplier of the Tsar Nicolas the second.