Citrus, mineral-plasticine nose, fresh coconut, fresh almond with slight herbal edge to it. A lively, tangy palate leading into minerals that etch themselves onto the tongue.
Chardonnay is in full effect from the Villers Marmery region, showing some rusticity, scrumpy cider-like tones with earthy chewiness and great expression of terroir.
The finish is long and juicy and after 5-10 minutes being open the palate softens some more, opening up to some creaminess and real elegant texture.
This is a real charmer of a wine, you have been warned.
Being 100% reserve wine, this has been sourced from a solera going back to 2002 with every vintage since then added to it. It is essentially a multi-vintage wine similar to that of how the Grande Cuvée from Krug or the Grand Siecle from Laurent Perrier are made. the difference being that this is almost exclusively from one village - Villers-Marmery as opposed to multiple.
Extra Brut at 4 g/l dosage, unfiltered, unfined and farmed using sustainable practices. 90% chardonnay with 10% pinot noir.