Dhondt-Grellet makes some of the finest Champagne from the Cote de Blancs. With stunningly pure, radiant expressions of their chalky terroir, it is no surprise why the wines of Adrien Dhondt are the darlings of media and collectors alike. Adrien Dhondt took over the family holdings in 2012, which include plots in the Grand Cru of Cramant, and has been steadily increasing quality ever since. He has taken big steps in the vineyard (the trellising is higher for greater shading and canopy management, algae is used for mildew protection) and in the cellar with an upgraded barrel program, so to say the wines have never been better is an understatement. Truly, his labor are finally coming to bear fruits in the form of Champagne with more dimension and precision, and we are so thrilled to offer this selection today. From top to bottom, the wines are outstanding and worthy of your consideration.
Aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit and mirabelle plum mingle with notions of freshly baked bread, almond paste and white flowers in an inviting bouquet that introduces Dhondt's NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cramant (2019), a full-bodied, ample and pillowy Champagne that unites texture, generous racy acids and a chalky structure. Seamless and complete, it concludes with a long, mineral finish.