NV Le Mesnil ‘Sublime’ Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blanc ChampagneThe Wine Twit
This is obviously pure Chardonnay. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete tanks at 18 degrees Centigrade. Left on their lees, the wines are cleaned-up and bottled in the following spring. The assemblage is usually around 90% of the current vintage, with 10% reserve wine, made up of one or two older vintages. It is then aged for a minimum of three years on its crown cork before disgorging and receiving a dosage of around 7g/l.