N.V. Besserat de Bellefon Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 92
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$69.95
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"Black currant, plum and kumquat fruit flavors are set in a firm frame, underscored by chalky minerality on the fresh, clean-cut finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,300 cases made. -AN" (WS)

"Disgorged in April 2017, the NV Cuvée des Moines Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru offers a deep, clear and aromatic but subtle and elegant bouquet of ripe cherries and brioche notes. Sourced in Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Mailly-Champagne, this 100% Pinot Noir comes onto the palate beautifully elegant, pure and fresh and reveals a firm but very delicate and lingeringly salty structure and complexity. This is a powerful but refined and refreshing mineral Pinot with a long life ahead. Impressive. Tasted in October 2018 from lot L7S965303." (WA)

"The red fruits are nicely delivered in a fresh format here, and this has a bright strawberry, pink-grapefruit and cherry nose. The palate has a good presence and persistence of peach fruits while the tannins roll smooth through the finish. Drink now." (JS)

"This is a crisp wine, with dosage that gives freshness to the white fruits. The 100% Pinot Noir gives some structure as well as good acidity. The bottling will age and should be better from 2020. -Roger Voss" (WA)

Winery Notes:
Fine yellow color with reddish brown glints characteristic of mature pinots noirs. The nose is intense, marked initially by pink grapefruit,vineyard peach and then damson plum followed by more suave and exotic fruits. A nose with race marked by maturity and complexity. Rich and elegant on the palate, the Besserat style is preserved and the creamy effervescence blends together in this dynamic champagne. There’s mineral, salinity and slightly bitter notes on the finish that is both massive and elegant.