Notes: Apple Lemon Vanilla Brioche, Cream, Butter Almond
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 12.5
Origin: Champagne, France
Maker: Le Mesnil
Fermentation: Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing: Mentaiko prawn, aburi oysters, oyster omelette, Dim sum
Western Food Pairing: Prawn ceviche, bruschetta, Spanish fried eggplant, grilled lobster
Le Mesnil Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV
Le Mesnil Extra Brut is a blend of specially selected Chardonnay from different years. Straw gold colour with a fine and persistent mousse. Delicate lemon and brioche nose that will please any gourmand. Has finesse and lightness despite its direct, full and firm attack in the mouth. Complex medley of flavours from crisp green apple and lemon citrus to layers of toasty brioche, almond nuts, vanilla butter and cream.
100% Chardonnay. The fruit for this wine comes from Grand Cru vineyards on eh chalky soils of the Cotes de Blancs. The estate 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'.
90% of the fruit comes from the 2014 harvest, 5% from 2013 and 5% from 2010. Bottling in 2015 and disgorging in 2019 as Extra Brut.
Ageing potential: 5–10 years.