Étienne Calsac 'L'échappée Belle' Blanc De Blanc NV
We are very happy to now be stocking a small selection of Grower Champagnes.
If this term is new you you, basically Grower Champagnes made by the grape growers themselves, rather than the big houses like Moët or Bollinger which may use a selection of their own grapes but also rely on growers all over the Champagne to produce a consistent 'house style'. Grower Champagne tends to be much more 'terroir' driven, reflecting the land on which the grapes were grown and the personal style of the winemaker.
'L'échapée Belle' (The Great Escape), is a Blanc De Blanc (Champagne made using only white grapes), as Étienne Calsac specialises in Chardonnay-based champagne.
On the nose there are those classic notes of brioche, followed by some green apple, white peach and some light floral characters. The green apple follows through on the palette with a lively acidity and a silky texture. Dosage is 3g/l making this an Extra Brut Champagne (extra dry), so expect a crisp, fresh finish.
- Champagne, France