2016 Vintage rated equal best sparkling in NSW by Winestate Magazine, April 2018.
'Blanchefleur' is a vintage sparkling which embodies the purity of our cool climate Chardonnay grapes and meticulous approach to winemaking. Blanc de Blancs use only Chardonnay grapes (hence their name – white of whites) and tend to have a fine bead (smaller bubbles).
'Blanchefleur' is elegantly crafted using Methode Traditionelle from 100% selected Chardonnay grapes with extended time on lees. An elegant & lithe sparkling with a clean, crisp, dry finish balanced with delicious aromatics of brioche & lingering melon/lemon notes.
Lovely for an apertif or party, 'Blanchefleur' matches beautifully with lobster and seafood (especially with creamy sauces); with scallops and truffles (celeriac puree); pork bellies; and white meats.
Under the patronage of Marie, Countess of Champagne, Chrétien de Troyes penned the first romantic novel and first written account of the Quest for the Holy Grail called le Conte du Graal in the Twelfth Century. The story follows the quest of the young knight, Perceval as he seeks out the Fisher King. He encounters a besieged castle (Beaurepaire) commanded by a beautiful lady (Blanchefleur). Perceval falls in love with Blanchefleur after which he challenges the besieging knight to single combat, is victorious, liberates the castle and later marries Blanchefleur de Beaurepaire. A great inspiration for one of our premium wines.