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NV Chateau de Bligny La Grande Reserve Brut, Champagne, France

NV   2011
Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $40

Score: 81. When to drink: 2012 to 2013
The Wine-Searcher score of 81/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
90/100    
84/100    
15.1/20   2012 to 2013
13/20    
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013 Gold Champagne Château de Bligny
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Bronze  
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver  
International Wine Challenge 2013 Silver  
Modern, floral fruity nose. Creamy richness on the palate with delicate lemon characteristics. Soft forming bubbles.
Japan Wine Challenge 2013 Silver  
Vinalies China 2013 Argent  
Concours des Feminalise 2012 Silver  
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze  
International Wine Challenge 2012 Commended  
Japan Wine Challenge 2012 Silver  
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Price History for NV Chateau de Bligny La Grande Reserve Brut, Champagne, France
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Grape Variety: Champagne Blend

Champagne Blend is a term used to denote the combination of grape varieties used to make the sparkling wines of Champagne. In almost every situation this means a duo of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with Pinot Meunier acting as a convenient optional extra, depending on the wine region in question. There are, in fact, seven grape varieties permitted under the Champagne appellation laws, but the remaining four are so rarely used that they are largely ignored.

The phrase Champagne Blend is used to describe sparkling wines made in regions other than Champagne, particularly in English-speaking countries like the ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Champagne Brut wine region

    Champagne Brut is by far the most common style of Champagne wine. The word brut means 'crude' or 'raw' in French. In the context of Champagne production it indicates that the wine is bottled (almost) unsweetened – in its natural, 'raw' state.

    In practice almost all Brut Champagnes do receive a small addition of sweetness (see dosage) prior to final bottling. Nowadays, the terms 'brut nature' and 'zero dosage' are used to indicate champagnes with no dosage at all. The brut style was pioneered by Perrier-Jouet in the mid-19th century, originally for the extensive Champagne markets of Great Britain.

    According to the ... more

  • Champagne wine region

    Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region from which it comes. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na ... more

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