Fine bead, golden in colour, white peach, Williams pear and light accents of stone fruit. The base wine for this is 2014 with a few years in the cellar and fresh release from De Sousa, this is vibrant, energetic with juicy red fruit coming from the pinot noir and soft, supple acidity. There is a generosity to the wine and underlying minerality that provides great length and holds its own.
The Brut Tradition has spent 3 years on lees with 40% of reserve wines and all the fruit is sourced from vines with an average age of 45 years old. All top notch fruit from the Grand Cru villages of Avize, Cramant & Oger for the chardonnay, Aÿ and Ambonnay for the pinot noir and the 'Autre Cru' of Mardeuil for the meunier. To finish this has a dosage of 7 grams per litre and is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier.
You have just seen the tip of the iceberg with this producer as they make very exciting champagnes, more to come.