GRAPE VARIETIES AND ORIGIN Cuvée Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs is made exclusively with Chardonnay grapes from Chouilly, the prestigious village in the Côte des Blancs classed as a Grand Cru.
BLEND This Cuvée is a grand tribute to that uniquely fleshy, buttery character of Chouilly. The vinification process is very traditional, partly in barrels, and further accentuates the typical character of this famous terroir. Thanks to long ageing for at least 3 years, the lightest of dosages is possible, thereby magnifying the wine and preserving all its natural freshness.
VISUAL ASPECT Golden colour with the greenish tints so typical of a Blanc de Blancs, extremely fine bubbles, delicate foam.
NOSE Makes a delicious impression with its initial floral scents followed by rich white fruit aromas.
ON THE PALATE A fleshy, full-bodied wine with buttery flavours – the unique expression of those renowned Chouilly Chardonnays. A lingering, long-lasting finish.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS This cuvée makes a superbly generous aperitif, and is ideal served with more delicate fish dishes such as scallops with a hint of dill, vanilla and a light emulsion sauce, steamed prawns, hot oysters with julienne vegetables, or a langoustine carpaccio…
The buttery character of the Chardonnay requires that it be served chilled but not ice-cold, ideally at 10 °C, and in large glasses.
Jancis Robinson, 24th March 2018 column in The Financial Times: “Anyone with money can choose a prestige cuvée of champagne – a Dom Pérignon or a Cristal – but it takes a bit more knowledge, and confidence, to serve a better-value alternative such as a long-aged non-vintage champagne from an impeccable family-owned house such as Louis Roederer, Pol Roger or Bollinger or an offering from one of the less famous names such as Agrapart, Egly-Ouriet, Jacquesson or AR Lenoble.”