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2009 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling White Wine, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32.99

Yarden
2009 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling White Wine, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Yellow color. Buttery aromas of sliced green apple, salted caramel on whipped cream, butter poached lemon wheels, and flint with a round, lively, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length green papaya in vinaigrette and lemon shrub finish with moderate oak flavor. A vivacious and extroverted Blanc de Blanc with sprightly acidity and an attractive, svelte finish; cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sliced green apple, salted caramel on whipped cream, butter poached lemon wheels, and flint
Taste Flavor: green papaya in vinaigrette and lemon shrub
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spiced Popcorn, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious and extroverted Blanc de Blanc with sprightly acidity and an attractive, svelte finish; cellar.

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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.