NV Bourgeois-Boulonnais Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru, Champagne, France (750ml)
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A Quarterly Sparkling Wine Club Selection
Golden hue. Delicate aromas of green apple and lemon. Classic Blanc de Blancs. The palate is crisp and fresh, with ﬂavors of citrus, underripe stone fruit and a charming mineral note. Lovely mouthfeel, with a pleasant mousse and persistent bead. An exceptional value for such a wonderfully executed Champagne.
The Bourgeois-Boulonnais estate is located in the Côte des Blancs in the commune of Vertus, Champagne, and consists of 5.5 hectares of Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. Champagne Bourgeois-Boulonnais has functioned as a Propriétaire-Récoltant-Manipulant—a grower who owns the land and makes Champagne under their own label, from grapes sourced exclusively from their own vineyards—for many generations. Today, Thierry Brisson and Agnes Bourgeois run the estate.
Made from Chardonnay from 50-year-old vines chosen for their small, high-quality yields, the assemblage for this wine is sourced from the 2015 harvest as well as reserve wine. The fruit was pressed, settled and then underwent debourbage—or “de-sludging”—to allow the solids to settle to the bottom. After the primary fermentation, the wine was racked to separate the wine and lees before the secondary fermentation in bottle, which took place one year later. Manual riddling before disgorgement, with a dosage of 9g/L.