Champagne Castelnau, France
With an exceptional ageing period on the lees of more than 10 years in the cellars, Castelnau Blanc de Blancs is created for gastronomy: the power of the aromas and a hint of iodine from the soil make a perfect marriage. This characterful « assemblage » has been resting quietly in our cellars, acquiring wisdom and maturity. Today it will surprise the taster with its haunting perfume and a rare freshness on the palate. The rich creamy notes lend a nobility and a vivacity to the whole wine.
For a large part the Chardonnay comes from the Montagne de Reims and takes time, quietly, to develop and open up. Blended with Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, the whole is more than the sum of the parts, and we see a superlative blend, rich in aromatic complexity yet keeping a youthful freshness.