About Blanc de Blancs

About Blanc de Blancs
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.

Top Picks for Blanc de Blancs

Mumm Napa NV Blanc De Blancs Napa County
93 points
$23
A creamy, buttery, richly fruit-driven domestic sparkler that will appeal to Champagne drinkers.
Awards: 2022 Best Blanc De Blancs
Black Star Farms 2018 Blanc De Blanc Sparkling Wine Leelanau Peninsula
90 points
$35
Showing zippy acidity, fine mousse, good balance of fruit and production method flavors, this is some well made, old world style sparkling.
Lifevine 2021 Sparkling Blanc De Blancs California
88 points
$21
A tasty sparkler showing lemon, orange, and some creamy flavors and textures that's looking to be added to your Sunday brunch menu.
William Heritage 2018 Blanc de Blancs Outer Coastal Plain
88 points
$40
A creamy, toasty Blanc de Blanc well deserving of a celebratory toast.
Fox Run 2017 Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay
87 points
$35
An herbal, Cava like domestic sparkling wine.
Rubus NV Brut Blanc De Blancs France
86 points
$12
Best Buy
A refreshing French sparkler for picnics and bbq's.
86 points $12 Best Buy