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Review La Croisette Blanc de Blancs 2014

La Croisette Blanc de Blancs 2014

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The palette is immediately clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. A lush, full-bodied fruitiness follows quickly, accentuated by a tight and well-integrated citrus acidity. The middle palette mainly has a round and clay-like minerality, which is rich
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Description

Blend: 100% Chardonnay, single vineyard La Croisette in Epernay.
Harvest: 2014.
Bottled: July 2015, only 2000 bottles.
Aging: French oak barrels.
Dosage: 0gr / l.
Disgorged: May 2018

This Champagne La Croisette has a bright and bold lemon yellow color with flashes of green and silvery yellow plus a vibrant flow of tiny bubbles forming a persistent ring of mousse. Already a promise of a fresh and versatile wine.

On the nose, the first impression is a characterful wine with notes of rich humus and fleshy fruits such as peaches, yellow apples and pears, all accentuated by a fresh hint of lemon. While the Champagne breathes, it first reveals the scent of shaved almonds and fresh herbs with a hint of menthol and umami, before a freshness emerges characterized by rhubarb and anise followed by garlic-like notes of chives and wild garlic.

The palette is immediately clean and fresh with a soft, creamy mousse. A lush, full-bodied fruitiness follows quickly, accentuated by a tight and well-integrated citrus acidity. The middle palette mainly has a round and clay-like minerality, which is rich and fruity and has a certain toughness that gives some weight in the mouth. The overall feel is both simplicity and depth, a balance of vibrancy and spiciness that leads to a finish full of highs and lows with a hint of white fruit and herbal infusions.

La Croisette is a Champagne with great character, strength, concentration and balance that will appeal especially to more experienced taste buds. We recommend to serve it at 10 ° C or slightly above. The options for matching with food are almost limitless, but here are a few that will capture the imagination:

- Sea bass fillet with crayfish fried in butter, served with a chive cream.
- Salmon rillettes with lemon caviar
- Poached cod in coconut milk, served with mashed pea or broad beans
- Giant asparagus in hazelnut oil, with Coppa di Parma and wild garlic
- Marinated carpaccio marinated in a herb and flower marinade
Farm-raised guinea fowl cooked in champagne, with Lardo di Coleseatta Escalatta breaded with linseed and lemon
- Tomme de Montagne cheese

 

Land France
Production Biodynamic
Alcohole 12 %
Appellation A.O.C. Champagne
Region Epernay
Match with Amost endless dishes, for example whitefish, but also tuna and salmon, lobster, poultry and veal or pork. (See also the text above)
Profile Characterful and powerful. Ripe, creamy and spicy with light barrel maturation. For the trained taste buds.
Grapes Chardonnay
Vintage 2014