This Blanc de Noirs is dominated by Pinot Noir although there is a small percentage of Chardonnay, about 13%, in the blend. Named in honour of the Regent Queen Maria Cristina, who in 1897 granted Codorníu the title of ‘Official Provider to the Spanish Royal House. Fresh, light with delicately rounded and well-balanced flavours. A small amount of the Chardonnay is barrel-fermented, before Traditional Method production with the second fermentation in bottle, then maturation for 18 to 24 months before release.
Straw yellow with golden highlights and deep violet reflections. Fine and persistent rosary bubble. The bouquet is fresh and light aromas of white flowers and fruit such as raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry are present. The palate is full-bodied and remarkably fresh. Noble and elegant, it is creamy, delicate and with a long finish.