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2007 Thiénot "Cuvée Garance" Brut Blanc de Rouges Champagne SKU #1196488

Price: $99.00

JD 93 WE 92 WS 92
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K&L Notes

This bottling is named after Garance Thienot, who handles the communications and marketing for the family firm. They have chosen to call this Champagne "Blanc de Rouges" instead of "Blanc de Noirs" because of the effort that they put into keeping the wine feminine. This is 100% Pinot Noir and a large proportion of the fruit comes from the grand cru Aÿ that the family purchased from Krug as well as from Garance's own personal vines in the village of Tauxières, on the border with Bouzy. This is one of the most intriguing, delicate examples of pure Pinot Champagne that I have tasted, and the quality of the fruit reminded me very much of Volnay even if the wine was straw golden in color. This very elegant, lifted wine won't make you doubt its all-Pinot Noir composition, and the long chalky finish will leave you wanting more. Like all of the Thiénot vintage wines, this bottling is entirely estate grown from the family's nearly 70 acres of vines. This was one of THE discoveries of my 2013 trip! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    9/12/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    This fantastic 100% pinot noir selection was a big hit at our last customer Champagne tasting. Tart, red berries on the nose with some rich, creamy notes. On the palate, round but, not overly ripe dark, red fruits. The finish is also rich and round but, surprise(!) it is clean and lingering. A small production of only 5000 bottles. This is one of those beautiful champagnes that can hold up to steak and venison.

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