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.
William Heritage 2019 Reserve Blanc De Blancs Outer Coastal Plain
89 points
$46
A lovely sparkling wine to pair with a cheese board and a picnic in a sprawling garden.
Rack & Riddle NV Sparkling Wine North Coast
88 points
$20
A simple, refreshing, and charming sparkling wine for warm weather sipping, popping for celebrations, or mixing in sparkling cocktails; a real Jill of all trades.
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.
Everly Farms Winery 2022 Bubbly Blanc American
87 points
$30
A delicate but fun sparkler expressive of Sauvignon Blanc from beginning to end.
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
Jazz Cellars 2021 Methode Champenoise Blanc De Blanc Lodi
85 points
$36
Brisk bubbles and bright fruit aromas give way to an earthy undertone making this wine a nice dinner companion.
Cedar Ridge NV Estate Sparkling White Iowa
84 points
$24
A unique sparkling wine that is an easy brunch or outdoor party pour.