Champagne Thiénot has released a new Blanc de Blancs NV that celebrates its two cellar masters past and present.
The idea behind the Cuvée Thiénot Brut Blanc de Blancs is that of a handover between Laurent Fédou and Nicolas Uriel, described as “the transmission of a unique know-how from a master to his pupil”.
Through a blend of chardonnays, they have developed an original wine that celebrates the delicious and joyful characteristics of this variety.
It is made with chardonnays mainly from Crus d’Avize, Villers-Marmery, Vertus and Vitryat. Avize and Vertus offer the straight and sharp character of Grands Crus while Villers-Marmery chardonnays are more full-bodied and structure the blend and Vitryat bring the “cheerful and delectable side”.
The non-vintage wine has been aged for four years in Champagne Thiénot’s cellars at Rue des Moissons.
Nicolas said it was “a cuvée which expresses, simply and cheerfully, the nobility of chardonnay. A natural tribute to this wonderful grape variety ambassador of freshness and finesse, pillar of the style of the house.”
According to Champagne Thiénot’s tasting notes, it is light and bright yellow in colour with some subtle green reflections. The nose is dominated by notes of lemon and orange blossom, typical of great chardonnays. The palate has pastry notes and a remarkable length, revealing an elegant and generous wine.