Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs “Prestige”

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Chardonnay | Champagne | France | Sparkling Wine | Diebolt Vallois | N.V. | 0,75 L | 12,5 %
About
Dry champagne from Chardonnay grapes, which has notes of quince, butter and coconut in the aroma. An excellent Blanc de Blancs from the Diebolt-Vallois family
Producer
The champagne house Diebolt-Vallois can be found in Cramant, a village in the "Côte des Blancs" - it`s chalky soil makes the perfect home for Chardonnay vines. It is certainly one of the finest terroirs in the Champagne region and the realm of "blanc de blancs" champagnes. In 1978 the estate underwent a sea-change with the extension of the estate and the construction of all the cellars and the winery. The Diebolt-Vallois champagne vineyards cover 11 hectares the great majority of which are in Cramant and Cuis, two villages that are classed as Grand Cru and Premier Cru respectively. All of these are planted entirely with Chardonnay. Some vines on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte de Bar complete the estate's holdings, and these are planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Vineyards are on The East-South-East facing slopes suit the Chardonnay particularly well, and it gives the champagne power and rich texture. The grapes are hand picked and each plot is picked separately and vinified apart. The harvest is either pressed in a traditional vertical press or pneumatically. Only the "cuvees" - the juice from the first pressing - are kept for all the blanc de blancs. Depending on the wine, fermentation is either carried out in thermostatically controlled vats or in wooden barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in all the wines except Fleur de Passion which is the prestige cuvee of the house.
Tasting notes

An elegant champagne with notes of quince, butter and coconut in the aroma. The taste is elegant, round with a long, pronounced aftertaste. Saturated and perfectly structured champagne

Pairing

Diebolt-Vallois Blanc des Blancs Prestige Champagne would make a great pairing with fresh oysters, as the champagne’s fresh citrus flavors complement seafood perfectly. It can also be paired with soft cheeses such as young Camembert. For a more luxurious option, Prestige Blanc de Blancs pairs well with lobster, offering a balance between the rich flavors of the shellfish.

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Wine Searcher review

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The champagne house Diebolt-Vallois can be found in Cramant, a village in the "Côte des Blancs" - it`s chalky soil makes the perfect home for Chardonnay vines. It is certainly one of the finest terroirs in the Champagne region and the realm of "blanc de blancs" champagnes. In 1978 the estate underwent a sea-change with the extension of the estate and the construction of all the cellars and the winery. The Diebolt-Vallois champagne vineyards cover 11 hectares the great majority of which are in Cramant and Cuis, two villages that are classed as Grand Cru and Premier Cru respectively. All of these are planted entirely with Chardonnay. Some vines on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte de Bar complete the estate's holdings, and these are planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Vineyards are on The East-South-East facing slopes suit the Chardonnay particularly well, and it gives the champagne power and rich texture. The grapes are hand picked and each plot is picked separately and vinified apart. The harvest is either pressed in a traditional vertical press or pneumatically. Only the "cuvees" - the juice from the first pressing - are kept for all the blanc de blancs. Depending on the wine, fermentation is either carried out in thermostatically controlled vats or in wooden barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in all the wines except Fleur de Passion which is the prestige cuvee of the house.
Blanc de Blancs is a white champagne made only from white grapes, mainly Chardonnay. Champagne style can vary from light and crisp wines to creamy and rich examples.
The Champagne region combines specific climate, soil, and topography conditions that form a unique terroir currently used by approx. 15 000 vine-growers and 300 wine houses. The region has 4 sub-regions - Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, and Côte des Bar. Each provides customers with a different style of sparkling wine. The dominant grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier which are mainly used in Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne, while Chardonnay shows excellent results in Côte des Blancs. The region is even more appealing because of the so-called "Growe's Champagne" wines, the production of which is overseen by one family from start to finish - they grow and press grapes, make wine, and bottle it in the territory of one wine house. This gives the wine a true charm, aura, and unique flavor.