blanc de blancs

Pronunciation: [BLAHN duh BLAHN; BLAHNGK duh BLAHNGK]

French phrase meaning "white wine from white grapes." This term is used to describe champagnes made exclusively from the white Chardonnay grape. It also refers to white wines made entirely from white grapes, rather than from a blend using some red grapes. See also blanc de noirs.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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