- 100% Blanc de blancs from Grand Cru vineyards
- Aged partly in oak and stainless steel
- Would suit pan-fried fish fillets with lemon butter sauce and a creamy mash.
In the mid-nineties, Antoine Roland-Billecart had a vision which was to make a blanc de blancs and proposed that they make one to his Father, Francois.
As Antoine recalled the story, his father looked at him in disbelief and essentially said, "if you want to make it, go and source the fruit yourself, there's barely enough for our own production!"
Being up for the challenge, Antoine spent the next several years finding excellent parcels along the prestigious grand crus of the Côtes des Blancs and in 1997 he produced his vision.
The result is a masterpiece of chardonnay tapestry weaving in the different characteristics of each cru. The nose exhibits lifted citrus combined with white peach, warm croissant, whipped cream, almond nougat.
On to the palate is a swathe of soft, creamy mousse with a fine bead indicating its' time in the cellar. After some time in the glass the fruits develop into fresh apple and pear and the finish is long with the hallmark minerality associated with the Côtes des Blancs.