Damien Hugot Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

25th generation grower exclusively focused on chardonnay in the Côte des Blancs

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What

25th generation grower exclusively focused on chardonnay in the Côte des Blancs


Where

Roughly 8ha of vines, mainly chardonnay in Chouilly and Cramant Grand Crus, some 50 years old


Why

This sensuous but elegant blanc de blancs is an incredible value and largely under the radar but it’s poured at top properties like Felix and Gaddi’s at The Peninsula and Alain Ducasse in Japan.


What else

The unusual rosé is blended from a very high percentage of chardonnay (93%) with color from meunier.

Tasting Notes

A very primary nose: exotic citrus fruits and their leaves, verbena, conifers and greenish florals mingle in an eau de cologne-like blend that oozes charm. This continues on the palate, which though lean yields some tactile slip. Driving acidity on the attack is echoed by a subtle bitterness on the finish.

Try It With 

Vietnamese or Thai appetisers, salads and snacks.

When To Drink

Apéritif

Perfect For

Your friend who collects fragrance.

TL/DR

Acqua di Parma as wine.

Supplier

L'Imperatrice

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