A supremely elegant Blanc de Blancs made exclusively from more expensive Grand Cru grapes. Creamy and rich with toast, nuts and citrus. Delicious with creamy fish dishes or goats cheese.
In Champagne Blanc de Blancs wines are made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes usually grown in the Côte des Blancs vineyards near Epernay. These are the most prized grapes in all of Champagne so Blanc de Blancs wines are often the most expensive. They display butter, hazelnut, white flower and citrus characters with fine acidity.
Founded by Nicolas-Francois Billecart in 1818, and situated in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, this remains one of the few family owned businesses in Champagne. They obtain their grapes from an area covering 220 hectares, the majority of which come from in and around the region of Épernay, and own a total of 15 hectares themselves. Today the estate is run by François and Antoine Roland-Billecart, the 6th generation of the family to lead the independent House, still with the support of their father Jean Roland-Billecart.
Champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France. It is the most famous and prestigious sparkling wine in the world and is produced from grapes grown only in the Champagne region, the most northerly wine region of France, north-east of Paris. There are three main areas, the Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne and Montagne de Reims. Champagne is produced by a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Only three grape varieties are used: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
The lightest of all Champagne styles but with high acidity and bubbles (helps to wash clean the palate) Blanc de Blancs Champagne styles work especially well with rich shellfish dishes like scallop or lobster in butter sauce, creamy cheeses like Brie and poultry in sauce.