- A soft, spicy example of grower champagne from the northern areas of champagne
- Coming from a combination of 86 different plots that the family own
- Paid with antipasto board of hard cheese, prosciutto and even some Pâté en croûte
"There is a real authenticity and integrity on show here, right from the very first cuvée, capturing the gentle, soft, spicy mood of this part of the world, making for a quintessential and well orchestrated union between the Massif de Saint-Thierry and Petite Montagne de Reims. Meunier, pinot noir and chardonnay play equally and harmoniously, with 86 plots in the balance to lay out an expansive spectrum that spans red apple, pear, fig, grapefruit, strawberry and raspberry.
Three years lees age has lifted the spicy profile of meunier and lent a creamy texture and brioche and vanilla nougat nuances. There is a hint of salinity which is true to sandy soils that adds interest to a long finish. Acidity is soft and supple and dosage is a just smidge more than it needs to be, but I’m being picky – a little more chill than usual is all it will take to set it right. A gentle cuvée to drink as youthful as absolutely possible, and sure to please any crowd." Tyson Stelzer
Technical details: One third of each chardonnay, meunier and pinot noir