Champagne Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru


100% Pinot Noir from Verzy and Verzenay. 45% 2017, 35% 2016, 20% 2015. Made 40% in neutral barrels. No dosage (although it’s labeled Extra Brut.) Described by Liem in his book, Champagne, as having, “vivacious structure and dark, mineral-driven fruit, this wine is focused on finesse as much as power and it’s keenly expressive of the northern Montagne.”

92 points
"The non-vintage bottling of Blanc de Noirs just released from Hugues Godmé is from the base year of 2017 and was disgorged in January of 2022, after four years aging sur latte. The wine includes thirty-five percent reserve wines from 2016 and twenty percent reserve wines from 2015 in the blend and is composed entirely from pinot noir. It is non-dosé this year, though labeled as Extra Brut. Monsieur Godmé raised forty percent of the vins clairs in older oak barrels. The wine offers up a beautifully refined bouquet of white peach, macadamia nut, sourdough bread, chalky soil tones, a hint of buttery oak and gentle smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, bright and full-bodied, with a superb core, lovely mineral undertow, elegant mousse and lovely focus and balance on the long, complex and very classy finish. Though this wine is non-dosé, the inclusion of fully fifty-five percent reserve wines in the blend makes it already a fine drink, as the acids are already nicely tame. Fine, fine juice. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
91 points
"A vivid Champagne, with ripe green apple and blackberry fruit framed by firm acidity and carried on the lacy -- almost crunchy -- mousse. Gains complexity from accents of almond skin and anise, which linger on the chalky finish. Disgorged January 2022."
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator
November 2023

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir
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