Champagne Chassenay d'Arce Pinot Blanc Extra Brut (Sparkling white)

Pinot Blanc

  • 2012

    94 Champagne Chassenay d'Arce Pinot Blanc Extra Brut (Sparkling white)

    Exceptionally perfumed, aromatic, floral on the nose with white blossom and a touch of spring orchards. The floral character continues on to the palate with fresh, perfumed white flowers, ripe orchard fruit, beeswax and creamy white pears, crisp and crunchy apples, apple compote and cloves coming through on the finish. Vibrant chalky, mineral acidity with a hint of white lemons and lime finishing with a twist of salinity. Honeyed notes develop as it warms up in the glass balancing the intensely juicy green apple acidity that is still stunningly ripe, full-bodied and serious. Amazing length, mineral grip and a hint of phenolic tannic weight on the finish. Loving the fragrant delicacy with the power and intensity which makes this a quality Champagne. Elegant and pretty and would never guess that this wine is ten years old! If you didn't think Pinot Blanc belonged in Champagne, try this.
    Tasted 2022-11-25