Vertus, Côte Des Blancs

Franck Bonville

Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend Rosé

David T
9.1

Interesting this can be up to 96% Chardonnay. They trade Chardonnay fruit for Pinot to make this. Franck Bonville only grows Chardonnay. 5 grams dosage.

It has excellent mousse and racy acidity. Better depth than the two previous cuvées.

Strawberries, cherries, very light black raspberries, touch of orange citrus, pink grapefruit, their is a tanginess here, nice soft chalkiness & volcanics, saline, sea fossils, white spice, yeast, baguette crust, cheesecake, pink flowers/roses, excellent acidity, nicely balanced with good tension and a nicely polished finish that last a minute.

This is the youngest in the mix and most of the base wine is from 2021…a year filled with weather issues from start to finish. Don’t think you’ll see many producers make a vintage cuvée.

@K&L Rosé tasting in advance of V-day
— 17 days ago

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Dhondt-Grellet

Les Terres Fines Terroir de Cuis 1er Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

味、香りともに複層的で味わい深い
また買いたい。
— 2 months ago

Larmandier-Bernier

Latitude Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Blanc de Blancs, 100% Chardonnay from vineyards in the premier cru village of Vertus, in the Côte des Blancs (40% of wines from the estate’s reserve). Low dosage. Notes of vanilla and yeast. Mostly green apple on the palate. Dry, great chalky texture, somewhat reminiscent of Jura white — 2 months ago

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Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 1997

Still quite medium light lemon yellow , pretty youthful looking . Was pretty difficult to get the cork out and wasn’t going to risk sabrage on a bottle of Salon ! A few very fine but persistent bottles . Nicely yellow fruit driven nose , lemon peel, vanilla , acacia , orange blossom and pastry . On the palate quite rich and rounded , those citrus peel notes , mixed with oyster shell , and dried apricot , and baked pastry . Quite a lot of extract still and really quite fresh , long and well balanced finish . Perfect drinking now and over the next 10 years perhaps. This is the original release from a case purchased here in Brazil about 7 years ago, still going strong which is good to know . — 2 months ago

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Union des Proprietaires Recoltants

Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

12/2023. Refreshing and nice flavor. Paired well with the oysters at Hall’s Chophouse. — 2 months ago

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Diebolt-Vallois

Fleur de Passion Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Damn, but this is good. — 2 months ago

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Veuve Fourny & Fils

Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 1er Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Rounded, nutty, delicious! (Bottle Apostle, Primrose Hill) — 2 months ago

Krug

Clos du Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Happy New Year to all my followers!! 🍾🍾🍾 — 2 months ago

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