Les Noces Blanches literally translates as "White Wedding”. It is 100% Chardonnay with a fresh, bright citrus zest profile and creamy palate that is both long and dry at the same time. Perfect with oysters, parmesan...and frites with truffle butter.
Just a few minutes north of the heart of Champagne in Épernay is the tiny village of Hautvillers, the village made famous by Dom Perignon as the birthplace of Champagne. Our story begins there, with, the young Clement Preaux in 2007. After working with cult Champagne producer Anselme Selosse, Clement took an assistant winemaking job at Nicaise where the family has been crafting Champagne for four generations. He quickly made the bold move of starting to date, and then eventually marry the boss’ daughter – Laure. Having just come from Selosse, Clement brought with him new ideas about how to take the Champagne to the next level – buying new equipment to keep the wines fresher, more precise, and draw out the intensity of the fruit. He made most of the Champagnes his Father-in-law’s way. And he made a little his way. Once they were ready, Clement began tasting the Champagnes blind with his Father-in-law. And in every case, Clement’s were preferred. The reigns were soon turned over to Clement and Laure, and we are the beneficiaries as this domaine is now making outstanding Champagne. ́