Tendil & Lombardi

NV Blanc de Noirs

the wine
100% Pinot Noir
The hallmarks of quality for all Tendil & Lombardi Champagnes are the use of only first press wine and extended aging on the lees (a minimum of 24 months and usually more). The Aube is best known for Pinot Noir and this Blanc de Noirs is aged 28 months on the lees.
Dosage: 8gr/l

91 points, Enthusiast
““Blanc de Noirs, white Champagne only from red grapes, produces wines with some weight, as here. It makes for a rich, full-blooded Champagne, packed with red fruits while also cut through with intense acidity. The fruitiness gains shape from a zesty texture.”

90 points, Wine Spectator
“Firm, juicy acidity finds good balance in this creamy Champagne, framing hints of yellow apple, black raspberry and verbena. A thread of freshly ground spices lingers on the refined finish. Drink now through 2015.”

90 points, Tanzer
“Light gold. Apple, pear and toasty lees on the nose, with notes of anise and dried rose adding complexity. Dry and gripping on the palate, offering firm, refreshingly bitter redcurrant and orchard fruit flavors and a hint of blood orange. Uncompromisingly racy, firm bubbly with very good finishing clarity and bite."