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Champagne Odyssée 319 Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV Wine - Last Bottle

Champagne Odyssée 319 Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV

96 Point Côte des Blancs Grand Cru Champagne!



Flavor Profile: Oyster shells, golden apples, orange cream, Mirabelle plums, ginger snaps, lemon verbena, and toasty brioche.
Time on Lees: 24 months
Dosage: 8.3 g/L

Why We Love It...

We featured this several months back, and if you love that rich, opulent, and classy style of Blanc de Blancs – this beauty is for you! All Grand Cru from Avize in the Côte des Blancs – this is as fine a Grand Cru Champagne as you’ll discover anywhere – and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser of the highest order! At our incredible price of under $50…this is one journey you don’t want to miss!

This project from a long-standing Champagne family just has so much going on…and all of it exceptional. All Grand Cru fruit from Avize, with remarkable freshness, unending depth, and exceptional charisma – this was a hit from the moment we tasted it! 

The Bonville family has become a model Champagne house – and a fixture of quality in the Côte des Blancs. But it was not always so. The house’s founder, Alfred Bonville risked the family fortune when he began buying up plots of formerly pristine vineyard land… all recently devastated to become barren wastelands by the ravagings of phylloxera. From the family base in Oger, he carefully managed their re-planting and continued upkeep – building a reputation for quality grapes. Just as his risky venture was starting to pay dividends, he made another gamble. On the heels of The Great Depression, he went all in on a winegrower’s house in the heart of Avize complete with press, casks, and a cellar from the 1800s. His every risk paid off, and the foundations of the family as it stands today were well laid. 

Generations after Alfred’s risks, Olivier Bonville is also forging his own path. In order to occupy his ample free time as the vintner and CEO for Champagne Franck Bonville (that’s sarcasm, by the way) a few years back he and his stepson, Ferdinand Ruelle, started a new project with a rather ambitious model…enter Champagne Odyssee 319. Like Odysseyus of old, Olivier and Ferdinand are planning to set off on a journey… through the many villages of the Champagne appellation. They started with their home plots in Avize, and a promise to head out from there. 

This 100% chardonnay sings its siren song with an entrancing melody of oyster shells, salty sea spray, and crushed rocks. Bright notes of golden apples, orange cream, and Mirabelle plums carry the mid-palate, to be accented by ginger snaps, lemon verbena, white sage, and toasty brioche on the vivacious and tingly finish. A generous 8.3 g/l dosage lends the wine a balanced yet intriguing interplay of ripe fruit flavors and zippy, crunchy minerality – somewhat akin to Chablis in a warmer-than-average vintage. But of course, this has bubbles(!) making it automatically and inherently superior! Just tremendous stuff and as promising of an entry into the world of Champagne as we have seen. If you have taken part in this Odyssée, you surely are in need of a restock (I know I am!) but – if you’ve avoided the temptation thus far, now is the time to dive deep into a Last Bubbles favorite!

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Montagne de Reims
Varietal: Chardonnay
Blend: Chardonnay
Winemaker: Oliver Bonville and Ferdinand Ruelle
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pair it with: Oysters, scallops, mussels and other bi-valves

About the Producer

Since 1820, Ameztoi has been the most respected producer in the region of Getariako Txakolina. They produce both traditional wines in large barrels and they were the inventor of rosé txakolina and one of the first to do méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines in the region. They own 20 hectares of vineyards planted high on the seaside cliffs of the village of Getaria. Ignacio Ameztoi is fifth generation and has played an important role in the development and innovation in Getariako Txakolina over the last 10 years.

Champagne Odyssée 319 Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV




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