Grand Cru 2012 Blanc de Blancs
The sheer magnitude of this 100% Chardonnay Champagne undoubtedly derives from its impressive pedigree rooted in the grands crus vineyards of the Côte des Blancs. This illustrious vine-growing area is reputed for its distinctive, quality chalk soils and excellent exposure. To glorious effect, this cuvée magnifies the quintessence of a wellborn Chardonnay.
THE 2012 VINTAGE:
The Grand Cru Millésime 2012 Blanc de Blancs expresses the typical character of the year and is true to the style sought by Chief Winemaker Guillaume Roffiaen: fresh, sound and elegant.
Aged at least 6 years in our cellars
The Grand Cru Millésime 2012 Blanc de Blancs is a silky, golden Champagne, with a delicate bead and offering subtle, yet accomplished aromas.
Lively and mineral on the attack, the Champagne opens with fresh citrus fruit aromas. There is a change of tempo on the midpalate, offering delicate notes of white flowers and lemon balm.
Further definition brings subtly spiced flavours of clove, while the Champagne culminates in a long, light finish, accentuated by chalky minerality.
This vintage shows every sign of great ageing potential and will gain in delectable complexity over time.
To be shared among honoured friends and wine enthusiasts, this is a Champagne to mark special occasions and good times, from pre-dinner drinks and beyond.
Drinking occasions :
As an aperitif: best served at 7 - 8°C.
With food: best served at 10 - 12°C.
Food and wine pairings:
Goat's cheese, courgette and pine nut financiers
Goat's cheese and pear filo pastries
Mussels "en papillote" with braised fennel
Prawn and lemongrass spaghetti
Orange carpaccio with sweet spices
Bigorre black ham and breadsticks
Speciality "boudeuse" oysters by David Hervé
Sea bream sashimi and green shiso leaves
Grilled John Dory, Camargue rice and almonds
Mixed herb and floral salad (nasturtiums, pansies, primulas, borrage, thyme flowers and lamb's lettuce)
Peach skewers with lavender caramel.