Each year the brothers take just two-thirds of each 600L demi-muid of reserves, allocating the best to this cuvée and the rest to the Brut Reserve. Raphaël describes the result as an old-fashioned style. It’s found a harmony between the definition of red apple and dried fruits, and the spice, creamy texture, toast, nuts and complex savoury charcuterie notes of barrel fermentation. With a full-straw hue and copper tint, it’s powerful, yet never heavy or imposing, with well-toned malic acidity holding a long and full finish. A champagne of expression and character before comfortable appeal.
Tyson Stelzer - the Champagne Guide 2018-2019
The reserve wine for Brut Reserve NV from perpetual solera reserve; 35% pinot noir from Ludes, 35% meunier from Mareuil-le-Port and 30% chardonnay from both villages; vinified in barrels and demi-muids; no malolactic fermentation; 41 months on lees; 6g/L dosage; 4500 bottles