The 1997 vintage is elegant, smooth and well-rounded with fine bubbles. It shows light traces of white flowers – a must with Chardonnay – and hints of mineral that are a sure sign of exceptional aging. The balance between the aromas and flavors is perfect – both reflecting white fruit, apples and pears. After a slightly spicy nose, the palate exhibits flowers, lime blossom and honey with hints of ripe fruit reminiscent of peach, apricot and pear. The 1997 Blanc de Blancs goes well with light dishes, white meat (especially veal), fish and mild cheeses. The 1997 vintage also makes a marvelous aperitif.