Besserat de Bellefon was founded in 1843 by Edmond Besserat, who called his Champagne domaine Besserat Champagne. When one of his grandsons married the daughter of another prominent Champagne making family in 1927, the name was changed to Besserat de Bellefon to reflect the marriage of a Besserat to a Bellefon. The Epernay estate is today part of the Bruno Paillard group of Champagne estates and it produces about 40,000 cases annually. Champagnes produced include vintage and non vintage. Bruno Paillard is known for having started his own Champagne house in 1981 when he was only 27. He has since acquired other Champagne houses while earning a reputation for crafting fine Champagnes.
This 100% Chardonnay (Blanc de Blanc) - all from Grand Cru vineyards - shows a powerful, yet elegant profile of dried white fruits and white flowers.