Surprises. Things are not always what they seem to be and this also happens with wines, especially with the sparkling wines. But this statement does not always have to be related to a pejorative meaning, because surprises are often very good, especially as far as wines are concerned.
Blanc de Noirs is made from red grapes, but only their pulp which is white can be used in this process. With them it is possible to elaborate a kind of champagne that requires patience because first you have to separate the skins from the pulp in a very proper way in order to keep the pureness of that precious liquid without any hint of red color.
Pinot Noir makes this surprise possible, but also Pinot Meunier often participates in the content which sometimes shows or a mixture of both grape varieties. The genius of accidents is a fact, as happened to Lucky Strike, an American tobacco brand which believed their production lost by a fire, but instead of thinking that everything was lost and feeling sorry for themselves they were able to transform it into a stroke of luck when they started to sell roasted tobacco which turned out to be a success.
The mark of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier on the Blanc de Noirs can slightly be seen in some more yellowish shadows, straw reflections or in a little darker golden color hints than can be seen if we look closely at the bubbles of the champagne glass that we hold in our hands.
Marie Noelle Ledru Cuvée Du Goulté Blanc de Noirs 2004 or Pierre Paillard Blanc de Noirs Les Mailerettes 2007 are two very good choices to put in practice our ability to surprise and end the experiment with a Cum Laude. Zero risk.
Blanc de Blanc speaks of exclusivity. Blanc de Blanc means 100% Chardonnay. The result is even more exquisite if all the grapes that have been chosen for the process come from the same vineyard. It?s symbol of quality and guarantee of perfection. A privileged tasting that will make enjoy to all the high level champagne and sparkling wine lovers.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs will introduce us to this delicate bubbling feelings snowy world, but if we want to go a step further, if we do not mind getting lost in a radiant clarity that will captivate us, then we must dare, at least once, with a Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1998.
In Spain you can also find Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noirs, two very special options in Cava that Juve y Camps and Codorníu wineries, among others, are carried out with quite acceptable results.
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