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Millésimé Blanc de Noirs
Blanc de Noirs Millésimé by Maison Philipponnat: an ambitious blend built around the great Pinot Noir terroirs of Ay and Mareuil-sur-Ay, Blanc de Noirs Brut is a wine made only in great vintages: it is the fruit of a meticulous selection of the year's best wines. Viney and powerful, this cuvée is nonetheless full of elegance and freshness. Formerly blended with Chardonnay, this cuvée was called Réserve Millésimée until the 2005 vintage.
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the structure of this Champagne
Harmonious balance between the various components of acidity.
Supple, easy-drinking champagne, the acidity doesn't clash with the palate.
Generous champagne with great intensity.
Long on the palate
Champagne aromas linger on the palate.
To the eye
Bright, slightly coppery gold with a creamy mousse.
Expressive and ripe, with notes of yellow fruit, peach and a hint of toast.
On the palate
Full-bodied, with ripe notes of peach, mango and barley sugar. The finish is fresh and slightly mentholated, but supple and long.
Discover the DNA of this wine
The first half of the year was marked by a lack of sunshine and record rainfall. August finally brought warm, sunny weather with little rain, allowing the soil to dry out and ripening to proceed smoothly and dynamically. Thanks to good ripening conditions and the almost summer-like weather that prevailed throughout the harvest, the grapes were in excellent health. At Philipponnat the harvest lasted from September 19 to October 3. The Chardonnay wines are heterogeneous, with aromas of white flowers, citrus fruit and mineral notes, marked by a beautiful freshness.
About this house
To make its wines, Philipponnat uses the best grapes, mostly from Premiers and Grands Crus, exclusively in cuvée (first press), and makes a point of harvesting grapes that are riper than the Champagne average. Some of the wines are fermented or aged in barrels, which is exceptional in Champagne, and wood ageing gives them greater complexity, without making them heavy. The wines are aged in bottle, on their lees, for between three and eleven years. Affirming a distinctive style that doesn't give in to trends, the Champagne House produces a range of Champagnes that are above all wines: tasty, powerful and balanced.
The Perfect Pairing
Champagne and food
An excellent Champagne that goes perfectly with foie gras.
This champagne goes perfectly with a chicken tagine with apricots and almonds.
Chef PHILIPPE MILLE
"Witnessing the soul of Champagne isn't just about cooking the terroir... it's about understanding who it is!
Having worked in the kitchens of Messrs Bordier, Grondart, Anton and Roth, and as Yannick Alléno's right-hand man at Le Scribe and then Le Meurice, he brought Domaine Les Crayères its first macaron in 2011, followed by a second in 2012, which he has kept for over 10 years.
His menu is inspired by the seasons and the Champagne region.
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