- Thibaut Janisson Blanc De Blancs Brut NV Product #19763 (In Stock)
Thiabaut Janisson is a joint venture between Champagne’s Manuel Janisson and globe-trotting winemaker Claude Thibaut. After earning his winemaking degree from the University of Reims in the heart of France’s Champagne region, Claude worked with wineries in France, Australia and California before being recruited by Kluge Estate in Virginia in 2003. He launched his own label in 2007, and the results have been nothing short of outstanding.
The TJ Blanc de Chardonnay is - as the name suggests - 100% Chardonnay grown in the Monticello region around Charlottesville. The wine shows a lovely bready/yeasty nose, fine bubbles, and a crisp texture with hints of baked apple and bread flavors. Certainly the best Virginia fizz we’ve tasted, and one of the best Virginia wines period.
"Brilliant lemon color with a refined nose, reminiscent of white Burgundy. Racy mineral laden attack with beautifully delineated flavors of melon and nicely integrated oak on a refined and understated, elegant palate. Made by the master winemaker, Claude Thibaut."i-Wine Review 91 points