This brut cuvée comes from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger, made solely with grand cru Chardonnay. The blend is usually of 2-3 vintages. The wine goes through 100% malolactic fermentation, then rests en tirage for 36 months. Finesse plays a lead role here, finished with a light dosage of 8 grams per liter. It possesses an elegance and vivacity that will allow for myriad pairings but is particularly appreciated as an apéritif.
This Champagne is made exclusively from the Charlemagne holdings in grand cru vineyards of the Côte des Blancs. With the classic steely edge that is balanced by a softer dosage, the wine is both fruity and structured. The bottling is ready although it is sure to develop some delicious mature flavors.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The Guy Charlemagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Réserve delivers satisfaction on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with complex aromas and flavors of earth and aged fruit. Pair it with lobster or crab in a decadent cream sauce. (Tasted: November 8, 2021, San Francisco, CA)