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Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs NV

Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs NV
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Hailing from a long line of Burgundian winegrowers and brokers going back five generations, Laurent Delaunay received his diploma in oenology from the University of Dijon in Burgundy, where he met his wife Catherine, who is also an oenologist.

After an initial experience in California, they began their careers working for Laurent’s father who ran a wine trading company. After the family business was sold to the Boisset group in 1995, Laurent and Catherine decided to create their own company, Badet Clément & Co, using the name of an old wine house that Laurent’s grandfather had purchased in 1932.

At the time, Burgundy offered few possibilities for development to passionate young oenologists, so Laurent and Catherine turned towards the Languedoc region, which was considered to be the ‘New Frontier’ for many French winemakers and oenologists. They were among the first to be convinced the Languedoc would be the next big viticultural region to emerge and that it was possible to adapt successful ‘New World’ vinification methods and marketing techniques, especially for the production of varietal wines.

Over the course of several years they combed the major and minor country roads of this immense viticultural region in search of top-notch vineyards. Though they had little financial means, they met with the growers who owned those exceptional plots and explained their plan to them, convincing them to sell them a portion of their grapes or to lend them a vat or two to vinify the grapes on site. Thanks to Laurent and Catherine’s strength of conviction, many of them accepted. And so, the Les Jamelles brand came into being.

Twenty years later, Badet Clément & Co. primarily deals with wines from three of France’s major wine producing regions: Languedoc-Roussillon, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.

Wine Specs
Varietal
80% White Airen - 20% Chardonnay
Appellation
Vin de France
Alcohol %
11.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Green tints on a limpid robe, the brilliance of a fine bubble increases the vividness. Fine perfumes of flowers (the name "Fleuraison" means flowering / blossoming). A nose of butter and hazelnut then introduces a palate of brioches and almond. The appropriate dosage and the length on the palate persists during the tasting.
Vineyard Notes
The bunches of White Airen come from La Mancha in Spain and the bunches of Chardonnay come from the South of France. The Chardonnay is vinified in France by the winemakers of Badet Clément & Co.
Production Notes
The bunches of White Airen are harvested very early. They are vinified with a modern approach of winemaking, in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The goal is to get a base wine as fresh and fruity as possible with a very good acidity. No malolactic fermentation. The base wine is then carried to France in isolated tank lorries. It is blended with the juice of Chardonnay before the second fermentation takes place in pressure tanks with selected yeast. Second fermentation and bottling are done under the rigorous control of our oenologists.
Food Pairing Notes
Although this vin mousseux blanc de blancs is a perfect pre-dinner drink, it is also a perfect accompaniment to scallops or river fish. Serve at 4 to 8 °C as a pre-dinner drink or dessert wine, and 6 to 9 °C with main meal.
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