Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru NV - 750 ml
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
The vineyards of Le Mesnil sur Oger are truly extraordinary, 100% of the vineyards are ranked Grand Cru. The vineyards are east-facing so they drink up the rays of the morning sun. Topsoil over a base layer of chalk means vineyards have excellent water retention allowing the chardonnay grapes to reach their full potential. The village is situated in the heart of the prestigious Cote des Blancs, named for the Chardonnay grapes that grow there. Mesnil has of course been made famous by the rare and expensive bottlings by Krug and Salon of Clos de Mesnil. This "Blanc De Blancs" Champagne is made by blending various parcels of Chardonnay specially selected for their finesse and ethereal qualities, giving the wine, complex and mouth-watering flavors, all from the vineyards of Le Mesnil, 100% Grand Cru and a fraction of the cost those celebrated bottlings. A Gold medal winner at the "Chardonnay du Monde" competition in 2015.
Tasting Notes: Champagne sniff. Yeasty, baked bread notes are followed by some brioche and a hint of citrus. The palate is surprisingly full and rich for a Blanc de Blancs with mouthfilling flavors of yeast lees, baked bread, cashew and biscuit. Clean finish. Creamy texture and excellent length. Long aftertaste of yeast lees, baked bread and brioche.