Le Mesnil Sublime Blanc de Blancs NV 75cl
Tasting Note: So this is the wine I had at my wedding! OK, it had the words 'Le Mesnil' on the bottle instead of 'Sublime' which I think is a bit naff, but the Champagne is super. Fresh and crisp fruit with a lovely rich tea biscuit note coming through. I love it!
Producer: Some critics consider the Coopérative Union des Propriétaires Récoltants (UPR) or, more conveniently called ‘Champagne Le Mesnil’, something of a factory given the scale of its operation, but the quality of the base wine is without question. Established in 1937, the members of the co-operative own some of the best sites within the commune. Their commitment to quality is further endorsed when one considers the close (and confidential) relationship it has with its main trading partners, which include Moët & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, Taitiinger, Laurent-Perrier, Delamotte and Pol Roger. It is rumoured that some of the wines even find their way into the legendary Salon, located just a few minutes’ walk away across the village.