2014 Assailly Mongamin 'Les Chantereines' BdB, Champagne, France (750ml)
This 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay is a special recipe blend passed down through generations of the Assailly family. Originally created in the late 1930's for the winemaker's son, "mongamin" translates to 'my kid'. We at Mission Bay Wine and Cheese are one of the only merchants to work directly with the local importers of this wine to bring in such a gem. Very low dosage, dry but not too tart.
Producer Notes ~ Ten hectares of vines planted exclusively to Chardonnay, what better way to fly the flag for the prestigious Côte des Blancs? This Avize terroir has Grand Cru classification and its rich chalky limestone soil and due South exposure have been creeping to the top of the viticulturerankings for over a century. Domaine Assailly-Leclaire was founded in 1899 and ensures the long-term future of the estate by operating according to the values and traditions of its ancestors. Its Chardonnay-based Champagne classed blanc de blancs, known for its freshness and remarkable elegance, develops wonderful aromas. It is the perfect Champagne for celebrating the special moments in life.