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2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box

2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box

Limited Editions

2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box

Introducing a limited release Champagne to toast 175 years of winemaking endeavours. We have re-ignited our love affair with France, a special place for Penfolds, where winemaker Max Schubert was inspired to create Grange. Partnered with Thiénot, a respected player in the world of Champagne, Penfolds instigated hands-on involvement throughout the tirage storage to create an extraordinary 2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru. A Champagne worthy of celebrating our past, present and future.

Varietal
Blanc de Blancs
Blanc de Blancs
Vintage
2012
2012
Volume
750mL
750mL
Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Rosé Champagne with Gift Box
2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box
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$275.00
Price
$275.00
$1,650.00
Price
$1,650.00
Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Rosé Champagne with Gift Box

Limited Editions

2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box

Introducing a limited release Champagne to toast 175 years of winemaking endeavours. We have re-ignited our love affair with France, a special place for Penfolds, where winemaker Max Schubert was inspired to create Grange. Partnered with Thiénot, a respected player in the world of Champagne, Penfolds instigated hands-on involvement throughout the tirage storage to create an extraordinary 2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru. A Champagne worthy of celebrating our past, present and future.

2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box
Ground Shipping Included
$275.00
Price
$275.00
$1,650.00
Price
$1,650.00
Varietal
Blanc de Blancs
Blanc de Blancs
Vintage
2012
2012
Volume
750mL
750mL

Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds

With this inaugural 2012 vintage, we have re-ignited our love affair with France, a special place for Penfolds, where our first Chief Winemaker Max Schubert was inspired to create Grange. Partnered with Thiénot, a respected player in the world of Champagne, we instigated hands-on involvement throughout the tirage storage to create this extraordinary release.

Taste Description

Taste Description

2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru with Gift Box

Colour

Pale yellow/straw

Nose

A harmonious ascent of citrus (primarily lemon zest) intermingled with wafts of subtle florals (white lily). From the patisserie – just-baked madeleine, a hint of nuttiness (fresh almond) and scents of light honey. Hints of barley sugar/confectionary mingle with delicate white and yellow stone fruits.

Palate

Linear and defined. All engulfed by an ethereal, softened and almost fairy floss caress. Notes of Citron Givré or panacotta/vanilla pod? Or both? Certainly accompanied by a whisked light cream. A measured generosity of flavour with a suggestion of varietal savouriness and regional chalk. The complete Blanc de Blancs package.

Vintage conditions

2012 Vintage

Apart from a few days of extremely cold weather in early February, it would be fair to say that Champagne benefitted from a mild, if not rather wet, 2011/2012 winter. The weather then proceeded to warm up very quickly, creating an almost summer-like March (i.e. sunny, warm and dry). On average, budburst occurred at the end of March, approximately two weeks earlier than usual. Cold conditions returned in April, with temperatures falling below 0°C across ten nights. Dry conditions assisted to limit damage, although spring frosts still destroyed a part of the crop, particularly during the nights of April 16th and 17th. From May until mid-July, the weather remained cool and wet, which slowed the growth of the vines. August delivered terrific weather. Perfect warm and dry conditions during the last weeks of ripening paved the way for a relaxed harvest of sound and impressive fruit. Optimal levels of ripeness were availed and picking commenced on 12th September. Although the 2012 harvest was not huge, it will certainly set a new benchmark and a legacy of long-lived wines.

Grape variety
100% Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 12.5%
Alc/Vol: 12.5%
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