Champagne Pommery releases its newest Blanc de Blancs NV just in time for summer entertaining
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from the northern terrain of the Montagne de Reims and the hills of Nogent l’Abbesse, this harmonious combination of terrains allows this Cuvée to express an astounding freshness and maturity worthy of an Apanage.
The newly released Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs has a strong Spring freshness on the nose with subtle floral notes of jasmine, as well as acacia, linden and citrus fruit. The initial taste allows the fresh apple to take over with the balance of the final notes being the subtle flavour of yellow grapefruit.
This new release continues in the Pommery tradition of excellence, innovation and a gastronomic selection of fine Cuvées, perfect for enjoying now.
The tasting of this cuvee must be staged as a privilege, as for every Apanage
On the Eye: Pale gold with tender green hints. Exceptional brilliance. Sustained effervescence of a very high finesse.
On the Nose: With a remarkable elegance, the first nose reveals a spring freshness. Subtle floral notes of jasmine and acacia are harmoniously paired with delicate grades of linden. After this first impression of an incredible freshness, a large complexity reveals itself during which notes of citrus fruits and a creamy impression of frangipane express themselves alternately.
On the Palate: The attack is open, without detour, as a sign of a very great assemblage. The elegance and freshness revealed on the nose can be found back on the palate. The heart of the tasting is of an exemplary righteousness. The aromas of citrus fruits and white fruits (fresh apple) take over. The balance of the final is perfectly revealing the subtle flavor of yellow grapefruit.
Drinking occasions: The aperitif will be a privileged moment to appreciate this wine but a Baerii caviar, a tartare of gilt head bream with citrus fruits or a carpaccio of scallops with green lemon will reveal other facets of this cuvee.
Great chalk terroirs
A meticulous and confidential selection of magnificent terroirs. A common denominator of these soils: Campanian chalk, declined according to different exposures and depths. The Chardonnays of Côte des Blancs provide the main support for this cuvée and ensure its great elegance.
On this solid basis, the northern terroirs of the Montagne de Reims and the hills of Nogent l’Abbesse contribute liveliness, structure and complexity. It is the harmonious association of these great terroirs which allows this cuvée to express an astounding freshness and a maturity worthy of an Apanage.
Reserve wines to accentuate the aromas
As throughout the Pommery range, the collection of Pommery reserve wines supports the assemblage in a good proportion and enhances the sensation of great maturity of this cuvée.
A long ageing in our historical cellars
As every Apanage, a prolonged ageing in the cellars provides this cuvée with the elegance and complexity which characterize it. This is an indispensable stage and one has to be patient to have all the subtleties of this assemblage revealed.
Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs NV is available from select David Jones stores nationwide as well as select independent outlets.
RRP: $99.95 per bottle
Main image: Trent van der Jagt