150cl - Sparkling wine Champagne
This Blanc de Blancs Tradition is made with our best parcels of Chardonnay (located on the south slopes of Epernay and the Côte des Blancs). This wine is very representative of the purity and the minerality of the Chardonnay.
Cultural practices : traditional, done in a sustainable way and influenced by ecological methods. Vines are over 35 years
Grape-varieties and vineyard :
100% Chardonnay . Terroirs of Chavot, Vaudancourt, Voipreux and Epernay. Limestone soils and sometime with a presence of fine silts and chalk in surface. Chalky subsoils.
40% of which are reserve wines of past years kept in barrels.
Method of vinification :
Grapes are picked up by hand when fully ripen, and traditionally pressed
Alcoholic fermentation in foudres and barrels with regular stirring of the lees
Malolactic fermentation partly made
Ageing during 6 months followed by a light filtration before bottling during the springs time
Disgorging and dosage :
disgorging « à la volée » (by hand), and dosage at 6-7 Gr/l. Also available in No Dosage - Brut Nature.
With a delicate straw yellow color and brilliant green tints, this Champagne offers an intense nose. Liveliness and delicacy are very present through floral, apple, pear and dry fruits notes. In the mouth, it develops sublime almond, brioche and white flowers aromas, which confers a remarkable intensity. The finish is delicate, full-bodied and fresh.
Tasting notes :
Sélection de Jacques Dupont - Le point – Décembre 2007 : Craie, citron, très pur, bouche tendre, vive, délicate, une pointe d'amertume de style pamplemousse ajoute de la fraîcheur. Un vin très droit, sans concession, harmonieux, bien situé entre gourmandise et fraîcheur. 16.5/20
Gerhard Eichelmann - Mondo - Avril 2007 : bonne harmonie en bouche, fruits mûrs, quelques notes de fruits blancs et jaunes, fraîcheur délicate. 85/100
Stephen Tanzer : 90 /100
Wine and food matching : Appreciated as an aperitif with cocktail snacks, cheese pasties, asparagus with “mousseline” sauce or smoked salmon toasts. Perfect harmony with oysters and seafood.