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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Pineapple
Secondary Notes: Vanilla Brioche/Caramel
Origin & Awards
Origin: Champagne, France
Maker: Le Mesnil
Fermentation: Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed at 8-10 Degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Mentaiko prawn, aburi oysters, oyster omelette, Dim sum
Western Food Pairing: Prawn ceviche, bruschetta, Spanish fried eggplant, Grilled lobster
Le Mesnil Brut Nv Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru
The fruit for this outstanding Blanc de Blancs is sourced from the same village Krug and Salon make their incredibly expensive luxury Champagnes ($500+). Founded in 1937, Le Mesnil produce 100% Chardonnay cuvee’s from Grand Cru vineyards on the chalk soils of the Cotes de Blancs. The house takes its name from the town 'Le Mesnil-sur-Oger', 20 km south of Epernay and one of only 17 Villages in the Champagne region with the right to the designation 'Grand Cru'.
Le Mesnil's Non Vintage Blanc de Blanc pours beautifully boasting an excellent white frothy mousse, showing good hold, followed by a straw, pale gold base wine. The very fine bead has excellent persistence. Aromatically, this wine delivers a classic Champagne sniff. Yeasty, baked bread notes are followed by some brioche and a hint of citrus. The palate is surprisingly full and rich for a Blanc de Blancs with mouthfilling flavours of yeast lees, baked bread, cashew and biscuit. Clean finish. Creamy texture and excellent
length. Long aftertaste of yeast lees, baked bread and brioche.
This seductive Champagne is a reflection of the house style of Le Mesnil and is perfect throughout a meal, from aperitif to dessert and indeed at any any time of the day or night.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 90 PTS
This is a good Blanc de Blancs with cooked apples and a touch of honey and beeswax on the nose. The palate displays moderate intensity, very good balance, crisp and focused with what appears some reserve wines towards the finish. A moderately sophisticated bubbly. Tasted March 2008."
- 90 PTS
Lightly chalky, with hints of pastry, poached pear and candied lemon zest running through. Offers a firm bead and a mouthwatering finish. 1,500 cases made.
Available in 1.5L and 3L