Scents of panettone –combining a brioche like dough with the scents of candied citrus rinds which echoes on the palate with talcy, starchy and a fragrant liqueur on the lifted finish unique to such Blanc de Blancs that unite Chardonnay with and really pretty Blanc de Blancs.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, September 2013
“A blend of the three Grand Cru of the house: Avize, Cramant and Chouilly. These parcels from the lower slopes face several directions. Wine fermentation is slow and natural. Fifty per cent of the blend is from wines that have undergone malolactic fermentation. Made mostly with young wines, it is nonetheless aged two to three years in our cellars. The finesse and lightness of this Grand Cru make it a classic that can be appreciated more as an aperitif or later in the evening. This is a festive wine par excellence. 100% Chardonnay (including 40% of reserve wine) from 40 year old vines planted to non-pebbly limestone soil.
Traditional vinification in vats, with partial malolactic fermentation yields Blanc de Blancs that is pale gold with fine bubbles and fine bead. Highly complex, extremely delicate, with aromas of sliced apples, citrus and candied fruit, this is lively with great length, flintiness and flavors of fresh grape-fruit. A wine with great freshness combining charm and delicacy. It will be perfect as an aperitif but also with seafood.”
Tasting note by Thierry Callot of Pierre Callot
The following accounts have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months. Be sure to call ahead for availability.Team Liquor - Coon Rapids
The Wine Market
South Lyndale Liquor
North Loop Wine & Spirits
Rite Liquor Store
Wayzata Country Club