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  • Producer ranking ?

    26
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

This Blanc de Blancs cuvée of incomparable purity is based on Chardonnay, mainly from the magnificent vineyards of Trépail and Villers-Marmery.

These Premiers Crus from the Montagne de Reims area, recognised for their elegance and freshness, are blended in a perfect accord with delicately fruity Chardonnay from the Côte de Sézanne.

This crystalline champagne exudes subtle aromas of citrus fruit, white flowers and almonds. Fresh and silky on the palate, it unrolls with finesse on beautiful mineral notes that are typical of these chalky soils.

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Wine Information

The Year Climate
OLD VINTAGES BLANC DE BLANCS 1987
After a particular and somewhat mixed summer, September began with wet and bad weather conditions. The humidity led to attacks of botrytis, which, very fortunately, remained limited.

The needs of reaching a level of suitable maturity led to postpone the harvests until the 1 fortnight of October.

The picking took place according to the order of maturity of each plot of land and, thus in spite of the rain and the wind which accompanied daily and endlessly the grape pickers.

Relatively light, the wines of 1987 are however characterized by an attractive aromatic complexity, a clear and cut expression and a character typically Champenois.

One had to forget and leave this vintage calmly, smoothly and simply developing its most wonderful assets... A 25 years ageing on “pupitres” (neck upside down on wooden boards) contribute to give birth to a Champagne of Prestige!

Tasting notes
Surprising aromas of walnut, of bees-wax aromas mixed with notes of truffle. The whole on a floral base which is further enhanced by perfumes of precious woods. Short after smells exhaling the very ripe red pepper confer a singular side on this vintage wine.
Actually, the vintage 1987 is quite amazing by its aromatic complexity which associated with an incomparable freshness in mouth, rank this wine to a champagne of surprising character in its range: a great and paradoxical illustration....with the work of time, the notion of vintage is clearly and simply born with this Champagne.

Food Pairing
The liveliness and freshness of this wine offer a wide range of degustation, at any time and for any event: as an aperitif for example (accompanied with small dices of Comté).
Its subtle and rich aromas offer many original and genuine pairings with forgotten vegetables (Jerusalem artichokes, Chinese artichokes, potimarron);

Other delicate dishes such as sweetbread caramelized with soft spices, a tajine of poultry (an earthenware cooking pot) gently stewed and cooked with cumin; at last but not least, a light cake perfumed with honey and ginger.... Just to name a few...

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Straw and Bright

ending

Medium and Vibrant

flavors

Toasty, Mineral and Buttery

nose

Open, Refined, Generous and Charming

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Balanced, Well-Integrated, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Fresh, Fragrant, Fruity and Dry

Verdict

Exotic and Well made

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is straw, and looking bright and medium. On the nose it is open, refined, charming and generous. The taste is fresh, fragrant, and dry, and high in acidity, medium-bodied, with perfectly balanced structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has toasty, mineral and buttery flavours.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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