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Roland Champion Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vintage Brut
Champagne Roland Champion
France - Champagne   

The vintage brut is 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay from the chalky soils of Chouilly.

This Champagne is full of elegance and finesse. Very complex nose, with a bouquet of aromas dominated by honey, brioche and notes of dried fruits, hazelnuts and sweets. Perfectly matured.

Specifications
Wine Type
Sparkling
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Soil type
chalk
Vinification
Manual harvest; then pressing immediately to avoid oxidation & preserve quality. Free run juice only. Aged six years sur lattes.
Pairings

It matches magnificently with foie gras!

Reviews and News

2012 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 94 PTS - IWR

2012 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 94 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Smoky pear and lemon meringue introduce the Carte Noire Blanc de Blancs. On the palate, it offers ripe citrus, rich apple in butter pastry, and an uplifting note of lemon curd with lovely mid-palate depth, fine effervescence, and brisk acidity that provides a successful counterbalance to the richness of the fruit. The finish is solidly dry with lingering rich fruit notes. All Grand Cru Chardonnay from Chouilly; spends 6+ years en tirage. Outstanding value for the price, too."
- I-WineReview (Champagne: Diversity and Change, January 2020), 94 pts

2012 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 93 PTS & Editors'Choice - WE

2012 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 93 PTS & Editors'Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"Long aging on its lees has given this Chardonnay richness as well as good texture. With balance between minerality and white fruits, the wine has developed well, full of ripe flavors as well as final acidity. Drink now.. –Roger VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2019), 93 pts & Editor's Choice

2012 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 92 PTS - IWR

2012 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 92 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Showing scents of freshly baked bread and pear on the nose, the 2012 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs offers a refined mouth feel and complex, integrated flavors of pear, lemon and toasty lees. There’s excellent acidic cut on the finish. Aged 6 years on the lees."
- International Wine Review (Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018), 92 pts

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2008 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 90 PTS - WE

2008 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Still so crisp and fruity, this is lively Champagne. It has a great tang of lemon zest and a tight texture that shows plenty of minerality. It will continue to age gracefully, allowing a more mature toasty character to come through. Drink from 2018. –Roger VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2017), 90 pts

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2006 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 92 PTS - WS

2006 Champagne Roland Champion Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"Finely balanced and fresh, with a creamy bead and rich notes of toasted brioche and grated coconut, layered with flavors of apple pie, smoked almond and candied ginger. Drink now through 2026. 3,000 cases made. –AN"
- Wine Spectator (November 30th 2014), 92 pts

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2006 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 91 PTS - W&S + BEST BUY

2006 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 91 PTS - W&S + BEST BUY

wine and spirits logo 250"This balances the lush fruit of the 2006 vintage with a burst of acidity. The richness of the wine brings out notes of cheese rind and powerful chalkiness: the tightness comes across in crisp apple flavors and floral scents of chamomile. Youthfully blunt, this needs bottle age for the elements to mellow and meld."
- Wine and Spirits Magazine (December 2014), 91 pts + BEST BUY

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2004 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - WS

2004 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - WS

Wine Spectator 92 Pts"Hints of quince paste, honey, dried apricot and brioche mix in this finely knit and well-balanced Champagne. Vibrant and focused, with a minerally base note and an almond-laced finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,000 cases made. –AN"

Wine Spectator (November 30, 2012), 92 pts

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2004 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - IWC

2004 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 92 Pts"Pale yellow. Fresh citrus fruits, jasmine and licorice on the mineral-accented nose. Fleshy but lithe and focused on the palate, offering intense lemon and orange flavors and deeper notes of pear skin and honey. Gains weight with air and finishes with strong mineral cut and lingering floral nuances. This Champagne is aging slowly and will be even more interesting with five more years of bottle age."

Stephen Tanzer's IWC (Josh Raynolds, November/December 2012), 92 pts

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2004 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 89 PTS - WE

2004 Champagne Roland Champion Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 89 PTS - WE

Wine Enthusiast 89 Pts"This tangyn zesty wine has a taut and tense character, balanced with acidity, fruitiness and firm texture. It needs 3-4 years of bottle aging"

Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2012), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Champagne Roland Champion

This small grower and member of Champagne’s elite Special Club is located in the Grand Cru Village of Chouilly. The house was founded in 1929 by André Champion, who created ...
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