2017 Blanc de Blancs Release!
We are thrilled to release our Blanc de Blancs for the very first time, appearing in the May wine club allocation.
Pop the cork! This wine scored 92 points at the Winemaker’s Challenge.
Stylish and enticing, this classic Champagne-style Blanc de Blanc features a lovely medium straw color with alluring aromas of lemon zest, Granny Smith apple, pear and caramel. Crisp yet rich in texture, the bubbles sparkle on our palate with a clean, lingering finish.
Sur Lie: 18 months
Style: Brut, 0.25% residual sugar
Serving Temperature: 45
Brunch: Toasted bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and diced red onion served with fresh melon and berries.
Dinner: Linguine with clams. A fancy, yet surprisingly simple dish to make.
A bit about this classic style. Blanc de Blancs is a French phrase for “white wine from white grapes”. In Champagne, France, this means it is 100% Chardonnay, since this is the only white grape legally allowed in production. The phrase first appeared in 1949.
It is the most age-worthy of sparkling wines, and over time begins to show characteristics of honey and buttered toast.
Blanc de Blancs is the most delicate of sparkling wines and should be served first in a flight if different styles are presented. Aroma and flavor profiles usually include stone fruit, green apple and lots of citrus. Often served as an aperitif, they are very elegant with high acidity and intriguing minerality.