Summer is in full bloom and the Scandinavian light creates positive feelings and gives a lot of energy. Strawberries is a must to eat just now and is great to have with good a Champagne. Will write some more this summer about different producers, and first up is one for us Swedes unknown small golden nugget from Rilly-La-Montage. The company name is Didier Herbert and is now in its third generation from father to son. The house welcome visitors and the village is very close to Reims.
I have had the pleasure to test their different Champagnes and would particularly highlight Herbert Private Grand Cru made from 100% Chardonnay (Blanc de Blancs). The scent is filled with citrus tones and especially prominent is the scent of freshly harvested grapefruit. The taste is creamy, full bodied with citrus and mineral tones. This Blanc de Blancs is very different from the corresponding Champagnes from Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and a very pleasant experience. Especially if you like to arrange a test this is a fun and really good surprise. Can highly recommend a visit! And I will try to make a visit this summer again...