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2010 Barons de Rothschild The Rothschild Rare Vintage Blanc de Blancs

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
July, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8101834 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $600
Item Sold Amount Date
I8135952 1 $600 Mar 13, 2022
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2010 Barons de Rothschild The Rothschild Rare Vintage Blanc de Blancs

RATINGS

97Vinous / IWC

...a stunning Champagne right out of the gate. Citrus, floral and mineral notes literally explode out of the glass in a vibrant, wonderfully deep vintage Champagne that beautifully expresses the character of Chardonnay from the Côtes de Blancs.

93Wine Spectator

A lacy Champagne, offering a core of salted almond, melon and kumquat flavors, backed by bright, lemony acidity. Lithe and refreshing, with oyster shell and ground ginger notes playing on the finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Very dense and fine. A champagne that demands attention. Firm and upright with many layers of flavour. Proper superior champagne.

REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.