05. Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de blancs as a concept are much younger than one might think even though Chardonnay has been cultivated since the Romans founded the first vineyards in the area about 2000 years ago. 1911 Salon succeeded in Maxim in Paris during the 1920s and this particular monocru from Le Mesnil was the only known name in the category for a long time. During the twenties, many wonderful blanc de blancs were created with Salon as a model of growers in the Côte des Blancs without the outside world getting to know which diamond was hidden. It was only in the fifties that Blanc de Blancs broke through with majorities such as 1952 Taittinger 'Comtes de Champagne', 1959 Pol Roger 'Blanc de Chardonnay' and 1959 Ruinart 'Dom Ruinart'. ✓ The blanc de blancs background ✓ The icons ✓ The blanc de blancs characteristics ✓ RJs top-ten blanc de blancs champagnes ✓ The Champagnes tasted

Richard Juhlin
Duration:8 minutes43 seconds
Subtitles:English, Swedish, Chinese
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