Champagne Friday the 27th & Sat. the 28th
Blanc de Blancs
Flight of three $28
Louis Roederer 2009
Ulysse Collin Les Pierrieres
This week we are featuring some old favorites from a few different producers, the theme though is Blanc de Blancs. Blanc de Blancs directly translates to "Whites from Whites" or better know as Champagne produced of 100% Chardonnay (or occasionally Pinot Blanc).
We here at OWOB are particularly fond of Blanc de Blancs due to its complexity, its finesse, its tendency to be bone dry, its high acid and its ability to pair with fried chicken perfectly.
The main Champagne districts for Blanc de Blancs are the Côte des Blancs and Côte de Sézanne, the two subregions where the best Chardonnay is grown. The Côte des Blancs is particularly famous for its Chardonnay and six grand cru villages: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Oiry. In Champagne, unlike Burgundy, the grand cru classification is linked to villages and not vineyards. The designation denotes not only the highest-quality grapes—but also, generally, those that command the highest prices.
What can we say, we always like the expensive stuff, we can't help ourselves.