Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs (75cl)
A pale golden colour with tender green hints. Exceptional brilliance. Sustained effervescence of a very high finesse.
With a remarkable elegance, the first nose reveals a spring freshness. Subtle floral notes of jasmine and acacia are harmoniously paired with delicate grades of linden. After this first impression of an incredible freshness, a large complexity
reveals itself during which notes of citrus fruits and a creamy impression of frangipane express themselves alternately.
The attack is open, without detour, as a sign of a very great assemblage. The elegance and freshness revealed on the nose can be found back on the palate. The heart of the tasting is of an exemplary righteousness. The aromas of citrus fruits and white fruits (fresh apple) take over. The balance of the final is perfectly revealing the subtle flavor of yellow grapefruit.
Grape Variety :
A meticulous and confidential selection of magnificent terroirs. A common denominator of these soils: Campanian chalk, declined according to different exposures and depths. The Chardonnays of Côte des Blancs provide the main support for this cuvée and ensure its great elegance.
On this solid basis, the northern terroirs of the Montagne de Reims and the hills of Nogent l'Abbesse contribute liveliness, structure and complexity. It is the harmonious association of these great terroirs which allows this cuvée to express an astounding freshness and a maturity worthy of an Apanage.
As throughout the Pommery range, the collection of Pommery reserve wines supports the assemblage in a good proportion and enhances the sensation of great maturity of this cuvée.
As every Apanage, a prolonged ageing in the cellars provides this cuvée with the elegance and complexity which characterize it. This is an indispensable stage and one has to be patient to have all the subtleties of this assemblage revealed.
Background Information :
Madame Pommery created the first successfully marketed Brut Champagne 'Pommery Nature 1874' at a time when most Champagnes were excessively sweetened by sugar. This set the benchmark for the rest of Champagne and it is in this spirit that the style of Pommery endures; with each unique cuvée displaying elegance, finesse and true class. Today, all of the wines are expertly crafted by Chef de Cave, Thierry Gasco - the 9thCellar Master at Pommery.
Pommery boasts some of the finest cellars in Reims, with over 18 kilometres of galleries hollowed out of chalk. Residing some 30 metres under the ground, these keep the maturing wine at a steady 10°c throughout the year. Pommery has continually been a generous patron of the arts and upholds this responsibility today, using the building as a venue to exhibit exciting contemporary art.