Champagne Blanc de Blancs comes from white grapes only. In most cases, the grape variety used is Chardonnay, but it can also be Arbane, Petit Meslier or Pinot Blanc.
Blanc de Blancs are produced in all regions of the AOC Champagne, but they are most of the time from Côte des Blancs, especially from Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Oger, renowned for the quality of their limestone soil. Chardonnay represents only about 1/3 of the grape varieties planted in the region and is often blended with Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier. The Blanc de Blancs cuvées are therefore relatively scarce. Mostly made from 100% Chardonnay, these champagnes are very fine and delicate, harmonious, fresh and boast superb minerality.
Champagnes Blanc de Blancs are ideally drunk as an aperitif, or to pair with delicacies, especially iodic ones (fish, seafood and shellfish). Some, especially those matured in barrels, such as the Cuvée des Caudalies from De Sousa, can also be paired with poultry dishes.
iDealwine offers a great range of Blanc de Blancs champagnes, from the finest terroirs of Chardonnay. The saignée method cuvées from Agrapart, Francis Boulard, Pol Roger, Roederer, Laherte or Larmandier-Bernier are blue-chip.