A. R. Lenoble, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Damery

Lenoble Blanc du Blancs NV #1100% Chardonnay from grand cru vineyeards in Chouilly.  2008 base vintage, plus 30% reserve wines.  Traditional vinification process, partially in barrels.  At least four+ years on the lees.  No more than 5 g/l dosage.  Current release.

Yellow-gold.  Pungent, richly flavorsome and outsized: butter-sautéed pear and spiced mirabelle strained though shellfish reduction and Chouilly chalk.  Racy and detailed underneath: shiro-soyu finish.  Intense, umami-tinged Chouilly.  Extroverted in expression today and has the stuffing to develop well.  Now – 2018+.

Lenoble Blanc du Blancs NV

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