The vineyards of Champagne are planted in three distinct areas south of the city of Reims.
The Montagne de Reims is predominately planted with Pinot Noir, the backbone to the Champagne blend, whilst Chardonnay is ideally suited to the chalky slopes of the Cote des Blancs south of the town of Epernay. Pinot Meunier dominates the Vallee de la Marne, an area susceptible to frosts, which it is more able to withstand, due to later budding.
AR Lenoble Blanc De Blancs is produced entirely from Grand Cru Chardonnay from vineyards in the village of Chouilly, aged in the cellars for a minimum of four years and includes 35% reserve wine.
AR Lenoble was founded nearly 100 years ago in 1920. Still family owned by sister-and-brother team Anne and Antoine Malassagne, the great-grandchildren of founder Armand-Raphaël Graser. They own 18 hectares in three prime locations in Champagne.
This fine French Champagne was awarded 90 points by connoisseur Robert Parker.
It is golden coloured with the greenish tints so typical of a Blanc de Blancs. The bubbles are extremely fine, producing a delicate foam.
On the nose the first impression is floral, followed by rich aromas of white fruit. Buttery and round on the palate, with a very long lasting finish.