Champagne Blanc de Blancs
Refinement and freshness
A Champagne all finesse and lightness
A Champagne made with white grapes
The term "Blanc de Blancs" designates wines in which there are no black grape varieties. One or more white grape varieties such as Chardonnay, of course, but also Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris are included in the blend.
This style of Champagne is light to taste and all about finesse. They’re bright, refreshing wines, whose liveliness comes as a pleasant surprise to palate and taste buds. They’re expressions of the chalky terroirs responsible for their creation. They’re also typified by a sensation that’s hard to describe, referred to as "minerality". How do you identify it? There are aromas of gunflint on the nose. Other notes evocative of minerality include stone, graphite, chalk, flint, oysters and shells. It manifests itself on the palate in a combination of two sensations: acidity and salinity. Such Champagne wines are marked by a balance between citrus acidity and light mellowness. As they age, they take on a creamy, velvety texture.
These wines have notes of white flowers (hawthorn, honeysuckle, linden, acacia, jasmine and orange blossom), citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon) and exotic fruits (lychee, pineapple) as well as apples, pears and spices (aniseed, ginger) and even mint notes. When older, they take on notes of dried fruit, hazelnuts, almonds, ripe apples, honey and wax. As for Champagne’s other wines, maturity provides them with notes of brioche, fresh butter, biscuit dough and toast.
This encompasses notes of white flowers, lime blossom, rose and violet for example.
Minerality is expressed in the bouquet (chalky aromas) or on the palate (saline notes reminiscent of the sea).
Citrus, red or yellow fruits, whether fresh or candied, may come to the fore.
An unassuming profile, where fruity and floral notes balance harmoniously with the acidity.
There is good acidity and the citrus notes are more prominent.
The fruity and floral notes are beautifully balanced with the acidity and effervescence.
There is good acidity, bringing a crisp liveliness on the palate.
A saliva-inducing feeling on the palate interprets the saline note of a wine.
An explosive pairing: Scallop ceviche, cucumber sorbet
The finesse of scallops and the elegance of Blanc de Blancs.
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