Etienne Calsac - L'Echappee Belle NV Blanc de Blanc
Etienne Calsac is a rising star in Champagne, making pure, expressive potions that have fast become popular in Paris, listed at several Michelin-Starred restaurants. Oui oui. Etienne took over the family estate in 2008 and converted it to biodynamic farming. He tends a total of just 2.8 hectares, and makes very small quantities of wine.
L'Echappee Belle is a radiant expression of Côte des Blancs fruit. The nose evinces bright lemon and crushed rock with dainty hints of violet. Being a low dosage wine, there is extreme fruit purity, showcasing the 100% Chardonnay mostly from Grauves. Acidity zips through the palate, caryring that Avize chalk on the backs of crisp green apple and lemon zest. Clean, mineral and fresh. Recline in the sun with a glass (or four) and you have yourself a very good time.
Variety Chardonnay || Region Champagne, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml