Herleve

Herleve
Herleve

Produced via the Methode Traditionnelle, our Blanc-de-Blanc sparkling is crisp and versatile for any occasion and crowd. Citrus and basil on the nose reflect again in the palate, but an unmistakable nuttiness lingers. A brut-level dryness keeps this wine complex, but approachable. Drink sparkling with every meal!

Who is Herleve? Imagine you are in Falaise Castle in Northern France in the early 11thcentury. There, in a bed chamber, a young girl is tormented by a strange dream. An enormous tree bursts out from the depths of her belly. Its branches spread and grow across the sea to England. The girl’s name is Herleve, the daughter of the town embalmer, and something was indeed growing inside her. 

She had been seduced by Robert I “the Magnificent” Duke of Normandy. She conceived a son. He will be known as William. Later, he would earn the title by which history would know him – William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and then King of England! Herleve and Robert would also conceive a daughter, named Adeliza(see our semi-sweet white wine), Countess of Aumale (later Albemarle), who would become wife of Odo(see our signature red blends), Count of Champagne, Earl of Aumale. Their grandson will be Stephen Le Gros(our Estate Merlotbears his name), the first ancestor of the Grace family to carry the Norman version of the namethat carries forth there to this day.

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Varietal Composition100% Chardonnay
Alcohol12.80%
Volume750 ml
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