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Le Grand Courtâge

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grand Cuvèe Blanc de Blancs, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Chocolate Pork

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Le Grand Courtâge
NV Grand Cuvèe Blanc de Blancs, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Chocolate Pork

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1%
Pale yellow straw color. Yeasty, earthy aromas and flavors of earth and straw, bruised peaches and apples, overripe banana, and whole nuts with a soft, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, quick finish with suggestions of starfruit and green apple, peach pit, hint of vanilla cookie, and chalk. A tangy, earthy sparkler for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: earth and straw, bruised peaches and apples, overripe banana, and whole nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of starfruit and green apple, peach pit, hint of vanilla cookie, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Mole Chicken, Ham With Mostarda, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy, earthy sparkler for the table.

The Producer

Le Grand Courtage

The Producer
1281 Westwood Blvd, Ste 107
Los Angeles, CA 90024
USA
1 310-503-0067

Blanc de Blancs

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Blanc de Blancs, literally "white from white" refers to a Champagne or other sparkling wine that is made with only white grapes. For Champagne that white grape is exclusively Chardonnay. Blanc de Blancs also pair beautifully with many types of seafood, from grouper to tilapia.

As Chardonnay grown in the Champagne region has such naturally high acidity, the common thinking is that a Blanc de Blancs Champagne ages better than most other Champagnes, although its aging potential depends on numerous factors, including vine age, depth of fruit and cellar practices.

The term Blanc de Blancs is also used for other sparkling wines; the meaning is the same - only white varieties are allowed.