Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Gold Brut, Champagne, France by DFV Fine Wines
- Producer - Armand de Brignac
Region/Appellation - Champagne BrutCountry Hierarchy - Champagne, France
Grape/Blend - Champagne BlendFood Suggestion - Shellfish, Crab and Lobster
Wine Style - Sparkling - Complex and TraditionalAlcohol Content - 12.5 - 13%
Armand de Brignac (also known as Ace of Spades after its logo) is a Champagne brand produced by Cattier and owned by the rapper and businessman Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter. It is best known for its distinctive gold bottling, and for its association with hip hop culture, taking up the mantle from Cristal. Armand de Brignac has small levels of production, and prices are among the highest for Champagne.
The brand first appeared in a Jay-Z video in 2006, after the rapper had taken exception to comments Louis Roederer boss Frederic Rouzaud had made about his association with Cristal. Jay-Z bought the brand in 2014, and Armand de Brignac has since been featured in several music videos, most famously in the 2014 song "Feeling Myself" by Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.
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