A stunning little bottle of Champagne, this Blanc de Blancs from 100% Chouilly fruit is gorgeous. Elegant and complex, the quality of the grand cru fruit is evident here, showing excellent mineral purity and length. It's fantastic Champagne and so fun yet serious in this smaller size. We have only half bottles available in the USA which are due to arrive next month.
See our original offer below.
Vintage Champagne from growers in half bottles is very hard to come by, and it has been a while since we have offered anything from Roland Champion. This excellent producer is located in the Cote des Blancs Village of Chouilly, farming 18 hectares spread throughout 40 parcels. We sold quite a bit of the 2012 Special Club from Roland Champion and the Carte Noire takes a page from that book and actually spends longer on the lees than the Special Club, 6 years instead of 4. 100% Chardonnay from Chouily, its an aromatically profound wine with incredible complexity on the nose that leads into a precise palate with beautiful richness while not lacking any energy, and ending an explosive finish. It's a great little bottle and just as good as the special club, if not a little more complex from the extra time on the lees. We have only half bottles available in the USA, and it is really a no-brainer for the grower Champagne lover.