Chef de Caves, Laurent Fresnet presented the Blanc de Blancs earlier this year (2017) in an industry tasting along with his range. This stood out along with the vintage Rosé as the pick of the bunch. The interesting point here is Laurent’s use of multiple vineyard regions and villages to create a true Blanc de Blancs of Champagne as a whole instead of just one area.
He sources from a mixture of grand and premier cru villages within Les Mesnil-Sur Oger, Chouilly, Avize, as well as other great villages like Vertus; Ville-Dommange and Trepail. His choice of language is interesting too and he describes each areas with distinct flavour profiles, characters even. In reference to above these provide “white peach and stone fruit characters” with Sezanne; Montgueux and Vitry, being further south and east respectively, “bring more of the pink grapefruit, exotic flowers, mango and coconut” to the party.
The Blanc de Blancs been aged between 4-5 years on lees, which integrates these villages well, provides mineral presence and an ever-so-soft creamy palate.
An exciting producer with an excellent range of wines.