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 cuvee’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’.
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.