Blanc de Noirs is a common expression in Champagne; a sparkling white wine made from the black Pinot Noir and/or Meunier. But have you ever heard of a white wine made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon? Neither had we! Not until Julian Meyre from Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin in Bordeaux became curious about fermenting the variety without extracting any colour from Cab’s thick black skin. The completely neutral hue of the wine is the first major curve ball, but the wine continues to display it’s eccentric nature with each swirl and sip.
It is ideal for sushi. Some say it has a hint of Sake about it. To nose it is both tropical and ethereal, yet brings a soft lean edge to the palate which is packed with red apple, white peach and honeydew melon. This will be terrific with shellfish!