Reknowned as the Champagne Drinkers' choice for being the closest to fine white burgundy with bubbles, the 2007 Comtes has soaring aromatics, a textural richness and a very long finish.
Winemakers Note: This great 2007 vintage lives up to all expectations as soon as you open the bottle. It is a moment to treasure. That typical Chardonnay colour is there in all its sparkling, golden glory with shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine, delicate bubbles. It has a fine and delicate nose which combines white blossom and a certain minerality with general overtones of Anjou light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of aniseed and smoky flavours follow this suggestion of fruit. The taste is vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. This is immediately followed by a sensation of complex, yet mellow freshness creating the perfect balance between ripeness and a full-rounded flavour. It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crisp finish with hints of
salted butter. This elegant wine lives up to its reputation with its freshness, strength, minerality and mellow fruitiness.
The Comtes de Champagne Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs is made with Chardonnay from the 5 greatest grands Crus in the Cotes de Blancs region (Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Ager and Oger) using only the first-pressed juice. 5% of the wines which help to create the Comtes de Champagne are matured for 4 months in oak barrels (one-third of which are renewed each year) to boost the intrinsic qualities of the final blend and provide a hint of toasted flavour. The celebrated bottles only see daylight after a long and drawn-out maturing period 18 metres underground lasting 8 to 10 years.