Philippe Fontaine Cuvee des Lys Blanc de Blancs Brut 2015 (750ml)
100% Pinot Blanc Champagne is rare enough, but vintage versions can literally be counted on one hand. This is, necessarily of course, a micro-production wine that generates tons of excitement upon every release. Like still Pinot Blancs, it’s very fresh, crisp, and elegant, with aromas of white flower, exotic fruits, pear, cinnamon, and green almond. The palate is generous, bright, and carries all the aromatics in a luxurious swirl of tight and persistent perlage. The long finish deepens the wine a touch with fuzzy ripe apricot and a bit of warm ginger. It’s such a stunning, individualistic wine that it makes for a great apéritif to enjoy all by itself, but it will certainly enhance your seafood dinners (it seems to have a special affinity for lighter octopus and squid dishes like ceviche), quiches, white pizzas, and fruit-centric desserts.
Blend: 100% Pinot Blanc
Aging: 36 months “sur latte”