Champagne Ed Mc Carthy on Vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagnes

 
Our Robert Kacher Selections‘ champagnes were featured in an article review by Ed McCarthy. Please read below:
 
“Ed McCarthy then spoke about Vintage Blanc de Blancs. They are made from the best grapes from the choicest vineyards. The aromas and flavors are more concentrated and are more full bodied.
 
They are aged longer which adds more complexity and the grapes are from one vintage which is always an above average year or an excellent one. He said that for him vintage Champagne was the better buy conceding the quality but added not every occasion calls for vintage Champagne. He likes vintage Champagne with dinner and non vintage Champagne as an apéritifs.
 
Philippe Gonet, Belemnita, Grand Cru, 2005 this is the flagship cuvee of the house. Single site in Le Mesnil sur Oger, planted in 1929. 9 years on the lees, 3 grams dosage, only 300 cases produced. Very complex wine with honey and truffle notes and secondary aromas. Belemnita is the name of this cuvee which is their top as DP is to Moet or Comtes is to Taittinger. This champagne has an extra-brut dosage and is only made in exceptional years. It has tiny bubbles with hints of dried fruits, honey, grapefruit and a touch of hazelnuts and cashews.
 
Domaine Dehours, Brisefer, lieu-dit, 2005, 1.3 ha site specific plot in Mareuil le Port in the Marne normally planted to Meunier. This site was planted to chardonnay. Aged on the lees for 7 years. 3 grams dosage. Neutral barrel fermented. This is a wine with citrus flavors and aromas, with hints a grapefruit and apple and a touch of vanilla.”

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