Barton & Guestier Blanc de Blancs (1.5L) 1998

Non-Vintage from France

Item No. 38312
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne

Winemaker's Notes

A very early bud burst as well as a good flowering period left us quite opptimistic in the begining of the season. A hot, dry summer helped bring the grapes to a good degree of ripeness. Rigorous selection in collaboration with our partners, the producers, helped us to source top quality wines which not only meet the Barton & Guestier standards but also those of 1725. VINTAGE Controlled skin-contct maceration and low-temperature fermentation allow for the expression of quality aromas. Maturing on fine lees conserves freshness and delivers elegance to the wine. WINEMAKER NOTES The white 1725, 1994 vintage, is a fresh, very aromatic wine with hints of flowers and citrus fruit. It is a wine full of charm. The initial taste is lively and has an astonishing roundness and a fruity, honeyed finish. SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS Excellent as an aperitif, it is also a perfect accompaniment to delicate seafoods and fish, various hors-d'oeuvres, poultry and other white meats. Best when served chilled. Varietal Profile: 55% Semillon 40% Sauvignon Blanc 5% Muscadelle

Learn About Barton & Guestier

The company's founder, Thomas Barton, left his native Ireland and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. He was a true adventurer, looking to make his fortune, and founded a shipping company in 1725. The first barrels of wine were naturally exported to Ireland, which, along with Holland, was the biggest market for Bordeaux in the early 18th century. Very quickly, his...

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Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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