Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir Chardonnay Champagne France
Mostly Pinot Meunier with a quarter Chardonnay and smaller portion of Pinot Noir, a third of reserve wines are included in the assemblage. Champagne H.Blin & Cie was established 1947 by respected winemaker, Henri Blin. Today it is a co-operative of more than a hundred growers situated in and around the little village of Vincelles in the Marne Valley. A highly distinguished area of Champagne, Pinot Meunier is the dominant grape in Vallee de la Marne, where an abundance of southern facing slopes produce the ripest wines with full aroma.
La Maison H. Blin has established a reputation among the cognoscente of France for excellence and consistency. The dedicated commune of vignerons are devoted to quality and take particular care throughout the winemaking process, applying modern methods while rigorously respecting the time honoured practices of Methode traditionelle. Vines aged twenty five to thirty five years are grown to rich and fertile siliceous or clayey siliceous soils over the splendid underlying limestones which make the Champagne region so unique. H. Blin is rested in bottle on yeast lees for twenty months before disgorgement and addition of ten grams/litre liqueur doseage, a minimum of three months prior to release.
Lively golden yellow colour, an abundant, persistent bead. Finesse and elegance, fluid and powerful, the bouquet presents a beautiful freshness with scents of dried flowers, fragrances of honey essence and notes of white pommes, apple, pear and ripe yellow fruits. Supple, powerful, rounded and vinous palate. An effusive sparkle as the wine grows rounder and develops, offering notes of exotic passion fruits and pear before introducing pleasing scents of lemon and lightly roasted almond. Lovely as an aperitif, H. Blin wine will suitably accompany poultry and seafood dishes, it will also compliment fruit based desserts.