Located between Château Thierry and Epernay in the Champagne region, Bernard Mante is an independent producer making nine varieties of champagne. He approaches the cultivation of grapes and winemaking in a way that produces superior product with the least possible ecological consequences, and was a pioneer in planting between vine rows to control erosion and fertilize the soil as well as what has come to be known as integrated pest management. An avid gardener as well, he applies the same care to his garden. The results are spectacular for both.
First Vine is the first U.S. importer of Bernard Mante Champagnes. The Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay. Chardonnay is the crispest of the three grapes Bernard uses for champagne, and the Blanc de Blancs is a little lighter in body and has more citrus fruit flavor than his other champagnes, along with a floral nose. Dry, but not as dry as the Extra-Brut. A great apéritif, and also perfect with seafood.
||Champagne Bernard Mante, Trélou-sur-Marne
Fish and seafood, also perfect with Sushi and Sashimi, or as an aperitif.