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Gold Medal 2012: Once again, Champagne Mandois is successful with a 100% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs !
After having been awarded the title of “Best Chardonnay of the World” in 2009, Champagne Mandois won a Gold medal for the second time, with the Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2007 during the latest competition of the Best chardonnay of the world. This 100% Chardonnay Champagne Vintage 2007 received this award from a jury of international experts among a selection of over 900 Chardonnay wines from 43 countries.
Claude Mandois: “Since 1735, the family Mandois has many generations of winemakers in Champagne. With 35 hectares of vines, including in the beautiful vineyards of the Côte des Blancs, we are one of the few Champagne houses that is still owned by a family. Therefore, we are able to maintain a traditional style with an ageing in “demi-muids” oak barrels and also to invest in our estate vineyards to guarantee the highest quality with some strong efforts on enviromental aspects. ”
Official Partner of the Bocuse d’Or winners’ Academy , Mandois has always been close to the world of gastronomy. Without selected yeasts and with a minimum dosage, a Champagne Mandois reveals pure aromas of fruits and some minerality from the soil. The Champagne house creates wines that meet the extreme requirements of the best chefs with a style that is balanced and shows a perfect maturity of grapes tied to a pleasant freshness.
The 19th international competition of the best Chardonnay of the World, which honored the best wines made from Chardonnay, was held from 7 to 10 March 2012. More information on www.chardonnay-du-monde.com
About Champagne Mandois:
With a vineyard ownership since 1735 and a capacity of 500,000 bottles, Mandois is among the rare independent houses in Champagne. Pursuing the passion and embracing the values of the family, Mandois implements a very low dosage and allows for a long maturation time. Consisting of 35 hectares, Mandois’s vineyards supply 70% of its grape requirements which ensure the continuity of the style and the quality of its wines. Vineyards are located on prestigious terroirs including Vertus, Pierry and Chouilly. Quite exceptional in Champagne, Mandois owns a unique 1.5 hectare enclosed plot which produces, in a very limited quantity, a top rated wine reserved for those very special moments.