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CHD03NVSP
Christophe Dechannes
Perle Blanche
NV
Champagne
Sustainable
No Sulphur

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Champagne, almost universally regarded as being the world's best loved sparkling wine, has been a hit for centuries. With the combination of its northernly position; its use of (almost exclusively) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and its second fermentation taking place in bottle, it makes for a truly distinct and unique wine. Made either into Vintage and Non-vintage styles, the former can command astronomical prices as it benefits from extended periods of time aging on the lees - sometime upwards of 10 years). Sweetness levels in the wine vary depending on the dosage added and range from Extra Brut to Doux. The majority of growers will contribute to Negociants' wines (such as for the Grands Marques) but the most distinct are made by the growers themselves.

Champagne Christophe Dechannes is found in the town of Les Riceys in the heart of the Côte de Bar, the largest and the most southernly of the Champagne sub-regions. Their 9 hectares is made up of predominantly Pinot Noir vines (92%), but with a small special 0.5ha of Chardonnay which being so close to Chablis, benefits from the same Kimmeridgian soils. Vine age is between 20 and 60 years old. But make no mistake, they are a small Champagne House, making around just 30,000 bottles a year, across a total of 6 cuvées. Now under the third generation they are committed to working both traditionally and progressively, and are currently in the process of converting to HVE Level 3.

Tasting note: Yellow apple; white pear and a touch of smoke on the nose. Good concentration with tangy apple; pineapple and grapes and full; fun bubbles. Soft; broad and gentle doughy. The finish is slightly salty; with fennel; white flowers and apply notes. Fresh gentle acidity.
Winemaking Detail: 100% hand harvested hand. Slow, whole bunch press (for about 3 and a half hours). Settling and fermentation in thermo-regulated SST. Racked 2 months after fermentation. Cold filtration in January before blending in February. Second fermentation in bottle in April before being left to age on lees for 15 to 26 months. Disgorgement, corking and dosage (10g/L)
Features Apple Pear Smoke Floral Soft

Features Apple, Floral, Fresh, Pear, Smoke, Soft,
Tasting note Yellow apple, white pear and a touch of smoke on the nose. Good concentration with tangy apple, pineapple and grapes and full, fun bubbles. Soft, broad and gentle doughy. The finish is slightly salty, with fennel, white flowers and apply notes. Fresh gentle acidity.
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Wine details

Country France
Region Champagne
Producer Christophe Dechannes
Wine Name Perle Blanche
Colour Sparkling
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage NV
Main Grape Chardonnay
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Diam Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 2000
Aging 15 to 26 months on lees in bottle
Soil Clay and limestone
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100% hand harvested hand. Slow, whole bunch press (for about 3 and a half hours). Settling and fermentation in thermo-regulated SST. Racked 2 months after fermentation. Cold filtration in January before blending in February. Second fermentation in bottle in April before being left to age on lees for 15 to 26 months. Disgorgement, corking and dosage (10g/L)

CHD03NVSP
Christophe Dechannes
Perle Blanche
NV
Champagne
Sustainable
No Sulphur

Champagne, almost universally regarded as being the world's best loved sparkling wine, has been a hit for centuries. With the combination of its northernly position; its use of (almost exclusively) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and its second fermentation taking place in bottle, it makes for a truly distinct and unique wine. Made either into Vintage and Non-vintage styles, the former can command astronomical prices as it benefits from extended periods of time aging on the lees - sometime upwards of 10 years). Sweetness levels in the wine vary depending on the dosage added and range from Extra Brut to Doux. The majority of growers will contribute to Negociants' wines (such as for the Grands Marques) but the most distinct are made by the growers themselves.

Champagne Christophe Dechannes is found in the town of Les Riceys in the heart of the Côte de Bar, the largest and the most southernly of the Champagne sub-regions. Their 9 hectares is made up of predominantly Pinot Noir vines (92%), but with a small special 0.5ha of Chardonnay which being so close to Chablis, benefits from the same Kimmeridgian soils. Vine age is between 20 and 60 years old. But make no mistake, they are a small Champagne House, making around just 30,000 bottles a year, across a total of 6 cuvées. Now under the third generation they are committed to working both traditionally and progressively, and are currently in the process of converting to HVE Level 3.

Tasting note: Yellow apple; white pear and a touch of smoke on the nose. Good concentration with tangy apple; pineapple and grapes and full; fun bubbles. Soft; broad and gentle doughy. The finish is slightly salty; with fennel; white flowers and apply notes. Fresh gentle acidity.
Winemaking Detail: 100% hand harvested hand. Slow, whole bunch press (for about 3 and a half hours). Settling and fermentation in thermo-regulated SST. Racked 2 months after fermentation. Cold filtration in January before blending in February. Second fermentation in bottle in April before being left to age on lees for 15 to 26 months. Disgorgement, corking and dosage (10g/L)
Features Apple Pear Smoke Floral Soft

Features Apple, Floral, Fresh, Pear, Smoke, Soft,
Tasting note Yellow apple, white pear and a touch of smoke on the nose. Good concentration with tangy apple, pineapple and grapes and full, fun bubbles. Soft, broad and gentle doughy. The finish is slightly salty, with fennel, white flowers and apply notes. Fresh gentle acidity.
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country France
Region Champagne
Producer Christophe Dechannes
Wine Name Perle Blanche
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage NV
Main Grape Chardonnay
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Diam Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 2000
Aging 15 to 26 months on lees in bottle
Soil Clay and limestone
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100% hand harvested hand. Slow, whole bunch press (for about 3 and a half hours). Settling and fermentation in thermo-regulated SST. Racked 2 months after fermentation. Cold filtration in January before blending in February. Second fermentation in bottle in April before being left to age on lees for 15 to 26 months. Disgorgement, corking and dosage (10g/L)