Blanc de Blancs

From the French term that means ‘white from whites’ it is normally 100% Chardonnay, however there are rare exceptions where the ancient varieties of Petit Meslier, Arbane, Pinot Blanc and Fromenteau have been utilised.  Most predominately come from the Côte des Blancs, but examples can be found from the Aube, Côte de Sezanne, Montagne des Reims and the Vallée de la Marne. Usually the lightest and freshest of styles they also age magnificently. In their youth they will display fresh white floral, apple and mineral notes. As they develop they take on ripe exotic fruit flavours and in maturity take on a golden appearance with an incredibly full and complex nose of coffee beans, toast, honey and walnuts. The favourite style for many which continues to grow in popularity.