Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

  • Creamy and Elegant Style
  • Over 150 Years of Consistent Production
  • House Champagne of Moulin Rouge
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About the Wine

This Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes that are sourced from the best villages throughout the Côte de Blancs. The house style is to reduce the amount of effervescence to create a sumptuous and rich profile. This champagne house has made a name for itself as a true luxury in world-famous cabarets like the Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse. This is your chance to taste history. 

"Sculpted from the rocky soil of its terroir, BB Blanc de Blancs offers a magnificent chain of creamy bubbles of incredible precision. The nose is intense, mineral and saline, with fresh citrus aromas intermingling harmoniously with floral notes of honeysuckle and acacia. A finely-honed palate with superb structure and magnificent amplitude. Translucent and pure, citrus and lemon compose a symphony of absolute elegance." ~Cellar Master, Cédric Thiébault

This Cuvee is the fruit of a unique and very specific method of champagne making that has been perpetuated by Besserat de Bellefon since 1930. This consists of adding less “liqueur de tirage” (a mix of sugar, yeast, and must) at the moment of bottling which creates a lighter, more diaphanous formation of effervescence. The mousse is smooth, creamy, and persistent. A distinctive feature of the Blanc de Blancs is the absence of malolactic fermentation. 

Tasting NotesThe color is very pure, bright yellow. Intense nose revealing fresh citrus notes admirably matched with floral notes of honeysuckle, acacia, and well-developed toasted aromas. The minerality harmonizes magnificently with the hints of dried apricot and honey notes appearing in mid-palate. The finish is fresh, persistent, and light.

Reviews 

This mineral-textured wine is taut and tense. Crisp citrus and sliced apple flavors are lifted by a touch of honey, balanced with lines of pure acidity and great poise and elegance. ~92 Wine Enthusiast

Light, bright yellow. Potent citrus and orchard fruit aromas show a good dose of smoky reduction, along with notes of honey, chamomile, jasmine, and iodine. Spicy and broad on the palate, offering chewy pear and Meyer lemon flavors that tighten up and become spicier with air. This complex Champagne finishes with strong grip, repeating smokiness, and persistent mineral and floral qualities. ~91 Vinous Media

 

Floral, apple, pear and flinty notes team up with a crisp, firm structure in this ethereal Blanc de Blancs. Finish verges on gingerbread and vanilla. ~91 Wine Spectator

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