Besserat de Bellefon was founded in Aÿ in 1843 by Edmond Besserat, who originally hailed from Hautvillers. A range which is now called the Cuvée des Moines in tribute to the Benedictine monks who first mastered the techniques of fermenting Champagne. In order to construct its unique style, a blend of power and elegance, Besserat de Bellefon relies on its own 25 hectare vineyard, mainly situated in the Marne Valley (a bastion of the Pinot Meunier grape) as well as a network of grape suppliers who supplement the House’s requirements for high quality grapes.
Grape Variety: 35% Chardonnay / 20% Pinot Noir / 45% Pinot Meunier. Brilliant straw colour with copper highlights. Fine, persistent froth forming a noticeable ring. The nose is open, beginning with floral aromas (honneysuckle, acacia) and dried flower notes. The aromatic palette reveals more fruity fragrances such as white peach and mirabelle plum. As the wine opens up, hazelnut and praline notes appear. The initial impact is fresh and lively, and the wine is full-bodied with a very silky structure, in full harmony with the complex aromas. Definite fresh fruit notes of apricot, pineapple, and bush peach. A long and assertive finish, boding well for this elegant and distinguished wine. Food Pairing: To be enjoyed at all times. It will be at its very best with roasted poultry, white meats, served with sauce or wild fowl.
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