Champagne Mandois is one of the few independent grower houses left in Champagne. Dating back to 1735, their 35 hectares of premier cru, organic vineyards supply 70% of its grapes - an unusually high proportion for a family-owned company. Claude Mandois, the ninth-generation winemaker, strongly believes in the use of oak barrels for making all his wines, but the wood gives a framing, rather than flavouring effect.
Soft and red-fruit forward, Blanc de Noirs fizz is known for its muscular richness and fruitiness. A pale golden colour, there's plenty of summer berry, stone fruit, pepper and sweet spice going on underneath the rounded palate. Pair with baked trout or pork tenderloin.