Here is a follow-up to our Blanc de Noirs offer from a week ago, and today we have the Blanc de Blancs. Godme was one of the first Growers we ever tasted with and started offering many years ago. Established in the 1930s, the 11 hectares were split between Sabine and her brother Hugh Godme, whom many of us know from his great Rose. Sabine and her husband Jean Marie Guillaume head their estate with vines mostly located in the grand cru villages of Verzy and Verzenay, averaging 30 years old. Farming is entirely sustainable, with all the Champagnes seeing some barrel fermentation. The Blanc de Blanc comes from Chardonnay planted in the Premier Cru village of Villers-Marmery, which many believe it would have been granted grand cru status had 90% of the village been planted to Chardonnay at the time of classification. The soils here are very chalky, which brings a lot of minerality to this Cuvee. This rendition is based on the 2015 vintage with reserve wine from 2014, 2013, and 2012. The Blanc de Blancs sees a minimum of three years on the less and finished with a dosage of 8 g/l. Chalky, with laser-beam precision showing lemon, and some exotic quince notes with classic toast and a very deep minerality. This is another rare bottle from Sabine, and she only makes about 1,000 bottles of this Cuvee in any vintage, and we currently have the only bottles available in the USA. An excellent buy for grower Blanc de Blancs and available for a little less than the Blanc de Noirs.
Wine Enthusiast (Roger Voss) 93 points! "Made from Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims with 50% reserve wine, this is a very fine, balanced and textured Champagne. It is fresh, floral, dry but never too crisp. The aftertaste leaves elegance and freshness. Drink now."