We have another great Champagne from Coessens today, this time the classic Blanc de Noirs Brut, which is the standard of this Coessens production. As mentioned in our previous offer, all of Jerome Coessens' grapes come from his Monopole vineyard 'Largilliers,' where only Pinot Noir is grown. The vineyard comprises four plots, which Jerome has named Mineral, Fruity, Flower, and Substance. After an excavation to analyze the soil, it was discovered that Largilliers made of Kimmeridgian Marl No. 2, the same soil that the top premier and grand cru vineyards of Chablis have. This is also the same vineyard that Guillaume Selosse gets his grapes from for his Largillier (which sells for five times the price), as he and Coessens are friends and have worked out an agreement.
Only the oldest vines from the vineyard are used in Coessens' production. The Brut Blanc de Noirs is from the 2019 vintage and comes from the "Fruit" & "Flower" plots of the vineyard. This Champagne, as the plots suggest, shows perfumed aromas of white flowers and fruits that are more on the red side of the spectrum, a signature licorice element, and, of course, beautiful chalky and saline minerality from the KM2 soils. The Blanc de Noirs Brut is perfect as an aperitif and also a wonderful match with foie gras, braised scallops, and other shellfish, as well as white meat such as poultry. As mentioned before, these have a slight Selosse flair but are much more approachable on release and not as rich or oxidized.
We have low pricing today on this rare and highly renowned terroir-driven Champagne, and for those looking for a great bottle of terroir-driven grower bubbles, look no further!