The History of Blanc de Blancs
Champagne Blanc de Blancs has a long and storied history. While the region produces Champagne since at least the 17th century, Blanc de Blancs Champagne did not become popular until the 20th century. In the early days of Champagne production, winemakers focused on creating wines that were rich and full-bodied, often blending Chardonnay with other grapes to achieve this goal.
However, as tastes changed and consumers began to appreciate lighter, more delicate wines, Blanc de Blancs Champagne emerged as a popular option.
The Production of Blanc de Blancs
Only Chardonnay grapes contribute to the production of Champagne Blanc de Blancs. Chardonnay grapes are famous for their white skin, crisp acidity and especially bright citrus flavors. Hand harvesting and sorting ensures using only the highest quality fruits. After pressing, the grape juice is left to ferment in stainless steel tanks.
Once fermentation is complete, the wine is bottled and a small amount of yeast and sugar are added to each bottle, a process known as "tirage." This causes a second fermentation to occur in the bottle, which creates the carbonation and the signature bubbles of Champagne. The wine then ages then on its lees (dead yeast cells) for several years. This process imparts a rich, toasty flavor to the wine. The final step, call disgorgement, is removing the lees from the bottle. The wine is corked and aged for several more months before it is released for sale.
Tasting Notes and Food Pairings
Blanc de Blancs Champagne possesses its famous crisp acidity and bright fruit flavors. It typically has floral and mineral aromas. On the palate, Blanc de Blancs Champagne is light and refreshing, with ethereal flavors of young yellow fruits. It has a long, clean finish that is perfect for sipping on its own or pairing with food. Blanc de Blancs Champagne suits particularly well to seafood and shellfish dishes, as well as lighter fare like salads and sushi.
Our Blanc de Blancs cuvée :
Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2012
Blanc de Blancs 2012 : A vintage made entirely from Chardonnay grapes harvested in 2012. This cuvée ages for six years before released, resulting in a wine of exceptional complexity and depth.
A marvel of Mother Nature, the exceptional offering of a miraculous harvest, when the summer sun allowed for a leisurely and beautiful ripening of Chardonnay. This Blanc de Blancs offers a perfect harmony of floral, fruit and mineral aromas
A soft buttery nose opens to reveal a delicate expression of pomelo and almond.
The palate detects the first aromas of white florals, young yellow peachy fruits and ultimately concludes with lingering salinity. The Blanc de Blancs 2012 undergoes a classic vinification process, followed by aging with a cork stopper to enhance its flavor and character. To ensure optimal clarity and effervescence, the bottles undergo a meticulous process of riddling. This method involves gradually rotating and tilting the bottles to facilitate the removal of any sediment before disgorgement.
Our Blanc de Blancs Champagnes are true expression of the art of Champagne-making. They showcase the unique character of the Chardonnay grape and the exceptional terroir of the Champagne region. It's a perfect choice for special occasions or as a unique and memorable gift for Champagne lovers.
Blanc de Blancs Champagne is a unique and delicious style of Champagne that offers a crisp and refreshing flavor profile. Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, it is light and refreshing, with bright citrus flavors and a toasty, creamy finish. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with food, certainly Blanc de Blancs Champagne is sure to impress even the most discerning wine lover.
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