The fruit for this outstanding Blanc de Blancs is sourced from the same village Krug and Salon make their incredibly expensive luxury Champagnes ($500+). Founded in 1937, Le Mesnil produce 100% Chardonnay cuveeåä's from Grand Cru vineyards on the chalk soils of the Cotes de Blancs. The house takes its name from the town 'Le Mesnil-sur-Oger', 20 km south of Epernay and one of only 17 Villages in the Champagne region with the right to the designation 'Grand Cru'.
A wonderfully rich and flavoursome Blanc de Blancs and a superb match with smoked salmon.
Le Mesnil's Non Vintage Blanc de Blanc pours beautifully boasting an excellent white frothy mousse, showing good hold, followed by a straw, pale gold base wine. The very fine bead has excellent persistence. Aromatically, this wine delivers a classic Champagne sniff. Yeasty, baked bread notes are followed by some brioche and a hint of citrus. The palate is surprisingly full and rich for a Blanc de Blancs with mouthfilling flavours of yeast lees, baked bread, cashew and biscuit. Clean finish. Creamy texture and excellent length. Long aftertaste of yeast lees, baked bread and brioche.