Blanc de Noirs is a French expression that literarily translates to “white from blacks.” It refers to champagnes made exclusively from black-skinned grapes pinot noir and/or pinot meunier. Blanc de noirs champagnes are more intense and full-bodied than blanc de blancs.

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