De Saint Gall Orpale Blanc de Blancs 2008

A$330.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Champagne, France
Rating
94 points

Description

Orpale is without a doubt the most complex, accomplished wine of the CHAMPAGNE DE SAINT-GALL portfolio. Always a vintage Champagne, it is the result of a highly unusual process: a portion of the grapes used to make this Blanc de Blancs do not undergo malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness and mineral character of one of the best plots of the Côte des Blancs. An elegant wine with complex aromas, superb on the palate and with a long finish, it is a must.

This 100% Chardonnay wine is exclusively sourced from Grands Crus located in the terroir of Côte des Blancs (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Cramant and Avize). It has been raised for 12 years in order to reveal its full complexity.

Ratings

Score
94 points
Review

Complex aromas of quince, dried mango, honey, toasted almond and gingerbread. It’s full-bodied and vinous with creamy, soft bubbles and bright acidity. Toasty and layered. Long, dense and flavorful. Delicious now.

Score
93 points
Reviewer
Wine Enthusiast
Review

This is a beautifully mature Champagne, with ripe Chardonnay from the Côtes de Blancs now just hinting at toastiness. The wine's freshness is still apparent so that the balance with maturity is just right. Drink this fine wine now, but also age.

Specifications

Closure
Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
7-10 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Food pairing
Oysters are a classic pairing that complements the effervescence and acidity of Champagne.

De Saint Gall Orpale Blanc de Blancs 2008

De Saint Gall Orpale Blanc de Blancs 2008
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