Blanc de Noirs
What is it?
This is a 100% Pinot Noir blend. Bottled in September 2012, it consists of 75% wines from the 2011 harvest and 25% reserve wines from the 2008 and 2010 harvests.
What is it like?
Pale golden yellow colour with silvery grey highlights, this cuvée presents fine, very persistent bubbles. The nose is dominated by aromas of smoked limestone, iodine sea spray, blackcurrant, grapefruit, liquorice, blackberry, pomegranate and elderberries. On the palate, the attack is clean and fresh, with a soft, creamy effervescence. Fruity, full-bodied and crisp, the mid-palate is enhanced by a grapefruity acidity and a marly minerality that gives this champagne breadth and salinity. The finish is fresh, stony and juicy.
What food does it go with?
Some possible pairings: Stir-fried lobster and baby spring vegetables deglazed with champagne; Pata Negra Bellota.