About Blanc de Noirs

About Blanc de Noirs
Blanc de Noirs is a term used for sparkling wine that means "white from red." In Champagne, a Blanc de Noirs is made from red grapes exclusively (Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier); there is no skin contact, so a Blanc de Noirs Champagne has just a trace or blush of color.

Blanc de Noirs for other sparkling wines, such as those produced in California, must contain red grapes, but white grapes are allowed. These wines do have some copper or salmon color to them.

As a Blanc de Noirs will contain all or some red varieties in the finished cuvée, these can be paired with main courses, especially duck, game birds or veal.

Top Picks for Blanc de Noirs

Mumm Napa 2018 Méthode Tradionnelle Blanc De Noirs Napa Valley
92 points
A fresh, easy drinking sparkling wine with notes of orchard fruit and red berries that will add a literal pop to any night of the week.
William Heritage 2019 Reserve Blanc De Noirs Outer Coastal Plain
88 points
A pleasingly lean sparkler with some nice characteristics of Pinot Noir shining through.