- Discover one of the forgotten champagne varietals - Pinot blanc
- One of the stars in the south of champagne - Côte des Bar
- Pair with this recipe by British chef Simon Hulstone which is golden beetroot salad with elderflower cordial, olive oil and goats cheese. This would highlight the earthy and textural dimension of the wine
One of the rising stars of Champagne, Aurelien Gerbais is the master behind this stunning cuvee. Its blend of 50% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 25% pinot blanc - yes, pinot blanc.
This is one of the forgotten grape varietals that the new young guns of champagne have started replanting and experimenting with. Pinot Blanc was one of the original varieties used in champagne and is particularly aromatic and lifted.
All of the fruit from this stellar house is sourced from the the South of Champagne in the Cotes des Bar which is rich in Kimmeridgian clay and adds a different spin on the aromatic profile compared to the northern regions of Champagne. The base year is 2014 which was an exceptional year.
Expect lifted white florals and delicate citrus notes. The palate suggest fresh lemon with a creamy, saline character. Very approachable, easy-drinking style with lots of energy and freshness.
"Round, soft and fruit-forward, creamy with lemon tart and sherbet." Matthew Lamb - Wine professional
"Lovely aromatic bouquet, citrus, lemon tart. the palate is unctuous, energetic reflecting the sensuality of the nose." Alexandre Rougeot - Director of Clos Cachet Wine Imports.