Here is another first for us from Pierre Callot, and today we have the very best buy for Grand Cru Champagne right now. Pierre Caillot is a small producer in the Cote de Blancs, and the Callot family was involved in Champagne production for generations, with local ancestry dating back to the 18th century. In the 50s, Pierre Callot went into business for himself, and the first bottles of Callot Champagne started to be bottled. This estate is now operated by Pierre's son, Thierry, since 1996, working 7 hectares of vines spread mostly throughout Avize, with parcels in Cramant and Chouilly. Thierry puts extensive work into farming these vineyards as sustainably and ecologically friendly as possible, committed to making great wine in the vineyard first, with mostly everything done by hand.
The Blanc de Blancs Brut is the entry-level Champagne from Callot but is quite an impressive bottling with its fantastic 100% grand cru fruit. This is sourced from the three villages that Callot works with, Chardonnay coming from Avize, Cramant, and Chouilly. Juice is fermented with natural yeasts, and only half goes through malolactic fermentation. This cuvee is aged for 2 to 3 years before it is disgorged with a low dosage. This is a classic blanc de blancs and a fantastic Grand Cru Champagne buy. It is uncommon to find deals like this in Champagne, especially featuring fruit from these incredible cote de blancs grand cru villages. Right now, we have low pricing on this Champagne from Callot, and it is the best buy on the market for Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs and is highly recommended. We have some of the only bottles available in the USA at this low pricing, including some very rare magnums.