Grand Cru, Premier Cru or Nothing?
Not all bottles carry “Grand Cru” or “Premier Cru” mention.
For “Grand Cru”, 100% of the grapes used for the cuvee have to be from plots classified “Grand Cru”.
“Premier Cru” can be indicated when 100% of the grapes included in the blend comes from plots classified “Premier Cru”, or if it is a cuvee of grapes from plots “Grand Cru” and “Premier Cru”.
In all other cases, nothing is mentioned.
Keep in mind, champagne has 319 “Crus” --- 17 classified “Grand Cru”, 42 “Premier Cru” and 260 without distinction.
According to Decanter, Les Jardins du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs is rich and opulent, but balanced, style with elegant acidity and salinity. Long limey finish and aftertaste.
Region: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 12%
Jancis Robinson: 17/20
Gault et Millau: 16,5/20
**The bottle photo isfor reference only, please refer to theactual product **