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Champagne Mailly Exception Blanche Grand Cru
Champagne :: France
Mailly Grand Cru Estate extends across 70 hectares, entirely located in the Grand Cru village of Mailly Champagne, at the heart of the Montagne de Reims nature park.
The vineyard is divided into 480 plots, most north-facing, favouring subtle, well-balanced wines. Nestling in the centre of these vine-covered slopes is the winery; a glass building built above the cellars and a kilometre-long stretch of ‘crayères’ (chalk caves).
Hand-harvested, whole cluster pressing. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A blend of 50% estate sourced Chardonnay and 50% Cotes des Blancs Grand Cru Chardonnay from the 2004 vintage, famous for its bumper crop of healthy, perfectly ripe grapes.
Golden yellow tones shimmering with green highlights accentuate a constant stream of lively, delicate bubbles.
Deep aromas of candied citrus mixed with scents of white peaches, Granny Smith apples, ginger and lime-flower.
The palate evolves with chalky, lemon notes with an underlining of crisp minerality and a hint of almonds, nectarines and bergamot.
Oysters and caviar, roasted crayfish, lobster salad