CHAMPAGNE J. DE TELMONT – Grand Blanc de Blancs 2010
Around 37 euros per bottle
Sober and luxurious presentation.
Golden and bright, coupled with emerald glints.
Elegant corolla of bubbles, persistent.
Perfumed, sensual and endless harmony.
The Chardonnay, exclusive varietal of the cuvée, takes us with its outstanding scents of white fruits, citrus fruits, apricot and grape, almond and hazelnut.
Later, it becomes radiant, intense and generous, with its fragrances of honey and pastries, signatures of the fullness of the champagne obtained by 6 years of ageing in bottles, with patient autolysis of the prise de mousse yeasts, before riddling and disgorgement.
Life-giving opening, reinforced by the selection of the first juices, more lively, during the soft pressing of the grapes, highlighted by a heady minerality, the one from the noble terroirs of origin of the grapes, harvested by hand in 2010 between Côte des Blancs, Damery in the Marne Valley and the Vitryat.
The mouth becomes gentle, creamy, supported by the silky effervescence.
Balanced finish, still mineral.
Remarkable length on the palate.
For this Grand Blanc de Blancs 2010, Bertrand Lhopital, executive director of the Champagne house J. De Telmont and Sylvie Collas, cellar master, were able to draw out the quintessence of the year 2010, with an unstable meteorology.
Ideal as an aperitif or during a meal, with a pike and monkfish biscuit with grilled onion juice, for example.
Under the leadership of Bertrand Lhopital and his sister Pascale, fourth generation, the Champagne house J. De Telmont, independent family Champagne house, continues with passion and dynamism its quest for excellence. A grape supply of 96 hectares chosen in the best Crus and a 33 hectares vineyard, of which 12 hectares are cultivated according to the biodynamy principles, give birth to high level champagnes, between classics, vintages and the Héritage range of extremely rare old vintages, disgorged on request, created in 2012 for the centenary of the house.