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

This cuvee is made from 100% Chardonnay and is produced from the free run juice only. Fresh and delicate, its fine bubbles and wide range of aromas will be perfect as an aperitif. A classic Blanc de Blancs Champagne.

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 30 months (twice the minimum for NV Champagne) sur lattes.
Production
3,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

seafood & shellfish.

Reviews and News

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - Washington Post

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - Washington Post

Washington Post"Small grower. Autumn fruits dominate the aromas of this wine, which is blatantly more like a wine than we normally expect a champagne to be. Some may find that unexpected and even off-putting, while others will find it intriguingly delicious."

Washington Post (Dec 08) - EXCELLENT

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - Biggerthanyourhead.net

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - Biggerthanyourhead.net

"Roland Champion is a small family-owned producer, now with the fourth generation, in the village of Chouilly (”shoo-ee”), which has only Grand Cru vineyards. Made from 100 percent chardonnay grapes, this Champagne offers ethereal grace and poise and harmony; if I were fighting a duel tonight, I would ask for this Champagne as my last beverage. The nose here is about the richness of warm biscuits and hazelnuts, dried fruit and spice, like a Platonic, ineffably light fruitcake; in the mouth, however, it’s about a structure that encompasses an incredible marriage of power and elegance, like the delicacy and strength of the finest bone china. And there’s something porcelain-like about this Champagne, in its notable crisp, lively character, its transparency and its slightly chalky, shale-like mineral elements. Forget the Champagnes that come on with heavy toasty, caramel qualities; here, instead, is a wealth of subtlety and nuance touched with a racy, dynamic edge. Exceptional."

Biggerthanyourhead.net (Jan. 09)

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 93 PTS - BTI

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 93 PTS - BTI

bti"Golden yellow color. Lively, fruity, toasty leesy aromas of honeyed brioche and apple tart with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, snappy lemon curd, nougat, and chalk finish with silky, soft, fruit tannins. A classic example of blanc de blanc champagne, delicious."
- Beverage Testing institute (December 10th 2015), 93 pts

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

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

Wine Spectator 92 Pts"Spiced with ground anise and ginger accents, this offers notes of poached pear, lemon meringue pie, hazelnut and stony mineral. Very elegant and well-meshed throughout, with a silky finish. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,500 cases made. –AN"

Wine Spectator (November 30, 2012), 92 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - WE

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Smoothly textured, this wine is made from Chardonnay from the grand cru village of Chouilly. Its steely side creeps up slowly, giving structure that will allow this ripe, apple and citrus-flavored Champagne to age. Drink this bottling from 2020. - Roger VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2019), 92 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - IWR

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - IWR

i winereview logoThe NV Blanc de Blancs is a well-priced, vinous Champagne of noteworthy depth and energy. It reveals orchard fruit complemented by leesy citrus notes on the nose. These are mirrored on the palate with additional mineral and light autolytic notes. There’s lovely mid-palate depth, too. 100% Chardonnay with a minimum of 30 months en tirage."

- I-WineReview (Champagne: Diversity and Change, January 2020), 92 pts

 

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - IWINE

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 92 PTS - IWINE

I Wine Review"This cuvée made from 100% Chardonnay offers a fresh aromatic nose of light toast, dried yellow fruit and nuances of yeast. On the palate it has a creamy mouth feel of toasted nuts and rich autolytic notes. This is a beautiful wine, rich and complex."

IWine Review (Dec 2011), 92+ pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 91 PTS - VINOUS

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(L40): Light yellow-gold. Musky pear and peach pit aromas are enlivened by notes of lemon zest and chalk. Weighty but energetic, offering powerful orchard fruit flavors and hints of candied fig and lemon curd. The pear skin quality comes back strong on the clinging finish. This powerful Champagne is definitely better suited for duty at the table than for serving by itself. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Dec 2012), 91 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 91 PTS - IWINE

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 91 PTS - IWINE

I Wine Review"Medium gold color with very attractive aromas of yeast and lemon tart. A lovely and very flavorful palate of yeast and nuts gives way to a long, long finish. This is a crowd pleaser!"

I-Wine Review (Dec 2008), 91 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 90 PTS - WS

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 90 PTS - WS

Wine Spectator 90 Pts"Graphite, bread dough and citrus aromas segue to lemon, apple and floral notes as this remains focused and crisp. There's a nice chalky feel on the long finish. Drink now through 2014. 1,800 cases made. –BS"

Wine Spectator (Sept 30, 2010), 90 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 90 PTS - WE

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 90 PTS - WE

Wine Enthusiast 90 Pts"A finely wrought wine, this is tangy and mineral driven, layering acidity, citrus and white fruit in a complex, elegant whole."

Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2012), 90 pts

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NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 90 PTS - IWC

NV Champagne Roland Champion Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru - 90 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 90 Pts"(65% 2005 juice and 35% from 2004; L40) Light gold with a fine bead. Highly floral bouquet displays pear, green apple, honeysuckle and chamomile, with a suave mineral undertone. Begins tight but gains weight and richness in the middle palate, offering pliant orchard fruit and baking spice flavors and a tangy bite of lemon zest. Nicely balanced and pure blanc de blancs with strong finishing cut and floral persistence. This is all grand cru juice, from Chouilly."

Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Dec 2009), 90 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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