- Aged 5 years, with some barrel complexity this is a premium grower champagne
- Biodynamic and high quality Marne Valley producer
- Pairs well with walnut, rocket and pear salad with a little gorgonzola dulce. Perfect.
Third generation grower Andre Heucq was responsible for this wine, with the fourth generation coming through Alexandra and fanny Heucq.
What strikes us about this wine is it's immediate creaminess on the palate from the ageing plus a little barrel fermentation and then an unfolding of botanicals, fresh pear, herbal notes and this underlying pastry note. The length is amazing too, lasting 9-10 seconds, which is a sign of a true quality wine.
Technical details 40% chardonnay, 30% pinot, 30% meunier; Cuisles and Baslieux-sous-Châtillon; average vine age 30 years; 43% 2011 reserves; vinified in 70% stainless steel (with malolactic fermentation) and 30% oak (without malolactic); aged 60 months on lees; 6g/L dosage; cork; 10,000 bottles
Disgorged: 26th July 2018 Base wine: 2013