Blanc de Blancs
What is it?
This cuvée is 100% Chardonnay. Bottled in September 2012, it is made entirely from wines from the 2011 harvest.
What is it like?
This cuvée has a pale golden yellow colour with yellowy-green highlights, and presents fine, persistent bubbles. The nose gives full expression to aromas of hawthorn flowers, lemon cream, brioche, grey pepper, creamy limestone, and candied lemon zest.
On the palate, the attack is supple and fresh, with a soft, creamy effervescence. Luscious, crisp fruit is supported by a grapefruity acidity, harmoniously combined with a limestone minerality. Overall, this is a balanced, concentrated champagne, with a light, lemony finish, and a lovely, vibrant acidity.
What food does it go with?
For a gourmet experience, we recommend: Pan-fried scallops with a limoncello reduction and saffron foam; sliced boiled ham, pot-au-feu style, with lemon-thyme vegetable broth.