Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

£42.00

Rodent racing was an incredibly popular spectacle in Bellefontaine, Ohio. However, a sad day befell the town in 1843, when a Frenchman named Edmond rode into town. With a Gallic...

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Rodent racing was an incredibly popular spectacle in Bellefontaine, Ohio. However, a sad day befell the town in 1843, when a Frenchman named Edmond rode into town.


With a Gallic flourish he bet his life's savings on a three-legged albino rat called Roger. Quite to the locals' dismay, the rank outsider romped home and Edmond left the town bankrupt. Returning to France, he set up a Champagne house with his winnings, dedicated to the Best Rat of Bellefontaine.


The exquisite Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs is a celebration of Roger's snow white fur and finesse. Some of this is not true.


In 1930, the owner of the famous Paris restaurant "La Samaritine de Luxe" issued a unique challenge; that "if anyone can create the perfect Champagne for food I will buy a thousand bottles…" Besserat de Bellefon created its Cuvee des Moines and won the business.


"In the pursuit of excellence that could satisfy the most demanding clientele, Victor Besserat developed the Cuvee des Moines using a unique process. The result was, and is, an amazingly delicate Champagne, with a silky mousse and a fine bead that seems to rise to the surface in a fine foam as soon as it is poured into a glass.
Since it was founded in 1843, Besserat de Bellefon has remained true to its traditions, creating Champagne solely for the finest restaurants, hotels, wine cellars and wine merchants.


The Blanc des Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay, with 10-25% of reserve wines. It has four years on the lees and is given a dosage of 9 g/l. It does not undergo malolactic fermentation.


With a bright lemon appearance and a persistent necklace of bubbles, it has a pronounced apple and citrus aromas overlaid with more developed toasty. On the palate it is medium-bodied, with intense fruit and farmyard-y undertones and crisp acidity. It has a long finish with a pleasant creamy mouth feel.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.