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This Champagne is produced as both a Vintage and Non-vintage (NV). Please specify during your search. This wine has won many prizes: the 2005 vintage was awarded Gold from the International Wine & Spirit Competition, and the 2007 vintage was awarded Gold from the Concours General Agricole Paris. Several important critics have rated this Champagne Blanc de Blancs wine highly. One of the more sought-after wines from this region. hardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in oak barrels contributes notes of vanilla, smoke and hints of sweet spices such as clove and cinnamon. Extended lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavors. Because of this high level of winemaker involvement, Chardonnay has become known as the "winemaker's wine".View all products by Le MesnilCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING