Coming from the excellent 2008 vintage this is a blend of 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay all sourced from the estate vineyards in Baroville. For champagnes made in excellent years, it is advantageous to age them on lees longer to maximise the ageing potential of the wine. This has been aged 8 years on its lees and has 8 g/l dosage.
Deep gold in colour, the nose has honeycomb and yellow fruits like peach and apricot. These aromas flow on to the palate with addition of some toast and nuttiness from the lees contact. The sensation is still fresh with vibrant acidity and an intense, lingering finish.
This has picked up several awards over the last few years;
- Silver Medal at IWSC 2017
- Gold Medal at Gilbert Gaillard International Competition 2016
- Bronze Medal and IWC and Decanter 2016
- Gold Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016