100% Chardonnay. Jean-Paul Hébrart took over the operations of Marc Hébrart Champagne in the Vallée de la Marne from his father Marc in 1997. This estate is not exactly new: Jean-Paul’s father has been producing champagne under the Marc Hébrart name since 1964 and has been a member of the Special Club since 1985. Unusual in that it’s a grower-champagne that has been around for so long compared to its contemporaries this means it has long been a favorite of champagne connoisseurs. Peter Liem writes of Champagne Hébrart, “Hébrart’s wines have a broad appeal: if you like to think about your wines, they’re intellectually engaging enough to satisfy you; on the other hand, if you’re just looking to drink, they’re simply delicious. The wines are full and generous without being weighty, complex, and soil-driven without being demanding. Overall, the entire range is of consistently high quality, and represents excellent value for the money.” The grapes for this 2017 Special Club Blanc de Blancs come from 50% Oiry Grand Cru, Chouilly Grand Cru, and Avize Grand Cru while the other 50% comes solely from Dizy 1er Cru. After fermentation, the wine is aged for a little over three years before disgorgement. It is gorgeous champagne that shows why the name Hebrart has been so wanted over the decades.