Blanc de Blanc 2008 is characterised by discreet elegance and its harmonious blend of substance and freshness - Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master.
100% Chardonnay, comprising 15 to 20% of wine vinified in wood (oak vats), which undergoes weekly bâtonnage; it is not subjected to malolactic fermentation. The Blanc de Blancs cuvée is bottled at low pressure to obtain a richer, fuller flow of bubbles. It is aged, on average, for 5 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a further 6 months after dégorgement to attain perfect maturity.
Style: Sweet, profound, and elegant.
Light golden hue with brilliant green glints. Fine and regular effervescence with a persistent cordon of bubbles. A refined and complex bouquet, in which all the intensity of the northern Chardonnay is revealed; floral nuances with slight hints of honey, candied citrus peel, and finely toasted dried fruits. These intense, spring flavours create an impression of sweetness and sustained depth. The attack is luscious and smooth, sustained by salty notes, with a chiselled, precise, and very pure texture on the palate.
The flavours of yellow fruits, spices, and dry fruits penetrate and blend impeccably with the chalky, almost powdery freshness. Lastly, fine tannins lengthen the finish. Blanc de Blanc 2008 is characterised by discreet elegance and its harmonious blend of substance and freshness. The 2008 vintage perfectly expresses the full potential of the Côte des Blancs Grands Crus vineyards.
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