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“Dîner en blanc” with a champagne like
Jacquart Blanc de Blancs 2006

“Dîner en blanc” – it’s a wonderful idea and it’s catching on across Europe and beyond. This year again, hundreds of people, chic and summery dressed all in white, will take to parks and gardens with folding chairs and tables and picnic baskets to “dine in white”. The food is all pale and white and the perfect beverage for this idyllic summer meal is a Blanc de Blancs 2006 from Champagne Jacquart. Made entirely from white Chardonnay grapes, it’s in perfect harmony with the colour scheme, but of course it’s equally well suited to any other balmy summer evening.

The aroma of this delightful wine is full of summer fragrances like dried flowers, sour cherries and brioche. Taste notes suggest a fine mineral quality paired with aromas of white fruit and citrus overtones. It’s a champagne that is festive and lures you outside as soon as the sun shines and the temperatures rise. It exactly mirrors the lighthearted happiness of summer, which is what participants in the Dîner en blanc love so much.

 

“In the case of champagne, a Blanc de Blancs is always a pure Chardonnay. Because it’s the only one of the three grape types from which champagne is allowed to be made, that is white,” explains Florianne Eznack, 34-year old Chef de Cave of this up and coming champagne company. The Blanc de Blancs from Jacquart blends the nobility of the Chardonnay with the quality of the extraordinary 2006 year. Long maturing on the lees has produced this champagne’s wonderfully harmonious, creamy, rounded structure. “It’s the perfect partner for all the pale dishes served at a white event, from grilled plaice and cod on creamed pastinake or a carpaccio of scallops and jerusalem artichokes", says Florianne Eznack. “But it also goes beautifully with creamy pale cheese.” And you can naturally enjoy a Jacquart Blanc de Blancs with the dessert, for example with creations based on almonds, citrus fruit or vanilla. Or what about a white chocolate cream with a champagne and orange sauce?

Champagne Jacquart

Champagne Jacquart is a young, dynamic champagne brand located in Reims, in the heart of champagne country. The company, which is celebrating its 50th jubilee in 2014, is part of the Groupe Alliance Champagne. When a company claims to be “publishing the entire authenticity of champagne” you can be sure it has good reasons to do so. Champagne Jacquart has several good reasons. The quality grapes for the cuvées come from vineyards which are members of three regional cooperatives. They cultivate a total of 2,400 hectares, growing grapes of outstanding quality. This close relationship means that, every phase of champagne production can be closely monitored right from the start. It’s the basis for the fine quality in your glass. Groupe Alliance Champagne is proud to have vines growing in ten of the total of 17 Grand Crus de Champagne. This shows up above all in international taste trials.

 

Information and wines at www.champagne-jacquart.com

Source: Organize Communications

Photo "Diner en blanc": Stephanie Schlittenhardt