Pierre Callot Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2007 (Champagne, France) - [ST 93]

Pierre Callot Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2007
(Champagne, France) - [ST 93]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Here, only one year is vinified. This Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs is from a parcel of AVIZE "The Avats", which means "in earnest" in old French. Located halfway up the slopes, the vines, planted in 1951, are facing due south which enables them to reach maximum ripeness. Alcoholic fermentation takes place slowly and the wines, produced without malolactic fermentation, are kept for a long time in the dark and gentle atmosphere of our cellars. Our vintages which are regularly rewarded are ideal for all your special events or just enjoyed on its own.

Tasting Notes:
Eye: A bright gold, persistent bead, brilliant with fine bubbles.
Nose: Complex, a lot of freshness, subtlety and delicacy with aromas of toasted brioche and candied fruit.
Palate: Great and delicate complexity, very balanced, subtle and warm opening with a hint of citrus and candied fruit.

Technical Data:
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Age of vines: 60 years
Soil: Non-pebbly limestone soil
Vinification: Classic vinification in vats, with no malolactic fermentation

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Light gold. Ripe melon and tangerine scents are lifted by chalky minerals and white flowers. Taut and sharply focused on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors and a touch of bitter citrus pith. The mineral quality comes back strong on the penetrating finish, with notes of licorice and honeysuckle trailing lingering. Disgorged in July, 2014." - Josh Raynolds (December 2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Callot’s 2007 Brut Blanc des Blancs issues from a more than 60-year-old, south-facing parcel of vines in Avize. Less saline and more alkaline than the Grand Reserve bottling I tasted alongside, this projects a tartly green-apple edge on a palate surprisingly lean considering that this wine has had more than 50 months’ stay on the lees. Nutty and chalky notes help extend the undeniably long finish of a bottling that may well offer greater interest in another year or two (and which seemed to gain some floral attributes as it stood open but without my being able to follow it further)." - David Schildknecht (29th Nov 2013)