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Champagne Blanc de Blancs Wines

Blanc de Blancs is Champagne made exclusively from the white grape varieties permitted under the Champagne appellation. Chardonnay is by far the most common, but Pinot Gris (aka Fromenteau Gris), Pinot Blanc and Arbane are also sanctioned for use under the appellation laws. That said, only a very small number of producers make Blanc de Blancs Champagne from anything other than Chardonnay; Drappier's Quattuor is the most accessible and is produced from four different white varieties – whence the name.

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Not only is it still legal to make Blanc de Blancs champagne from varieties other than Chardonnay, there are further vinous gems to be uncovered. A varietal Petit Meslier champagne is produced by Duval-Leroy, creating an incredibly rare Champagne cuvee containing neither Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier nor Chardonnay. The tasting notes for this Champagne (thanks to Jancis Robinson for these) tell of a 'green leafy character and a powerful aroma'. Likewise, Champagne house Moutard have produced a varietal Champagne Cepage Arbane.

The style of any Blanc de Blancs is distinct from other Champagnes – most of which are made with high proportions of black-skinned Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Blanc de Blancs means literally 'white of whites' and is thus the exact opposite of Blanc de Noirs. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher.)

Famous examples of Blanc de Blancs Champagnes are Dom Ruinart, Salon Le Mesnil and Krug Clos de Mesnil. The latter two are made entirely from Chardonnay grapes sourced from Mesnil-sur-Oger, a village in the Cote des Blancs sub-region. The Cote des Blancs (literally the Hill of Whites) is located south of Epernay and is essentially a chalky, east-facing slope just under 10 miles (16km) in length.

Almost every other white wine in the world is made from white grapes; it is only due to the particular production techniques used in Champagne that the title Blanc de Blancs is required to distinguish one white wine style from another.

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We found 525 wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France Chardonnay $403 83
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France Chardonnay $164 143
Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $1,068 173
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Millesime Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $184 308
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $75 1002
Jacques Selosse Substance Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $294 1019
Jacques Selosse Initiale Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $149 1148
Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay $156 1654
Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale Les Chetillons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $112 1958
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires, Champagne, France Chardonnay $183 2243
Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $95 2297
Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $68 2731
Jacques Selosse Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay $544 3057
Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $95 3090
R&L Legras Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $40 3578
Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $45 3676
G.H. Mumm Mumm de Cramant, Champagne, France Chardonnay $73 3997
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque - Fleur de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay $357 4187
Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $48 4295
Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay $84 4855
Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $47 4859
Jose Dhondt Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $52 4885
Jean Laurent Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $53 5563
Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France Chardonnay $45 5608
Jacquesson Avize Grand Cru Brut Millesime, Champagne, France Chardonnay $178 5663
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