"Two years ago I wrote that this beautifully focused style just needs time to soften and calm down. Another two years on lees has fulfilled its promise.
Low dosage and a full serve of malic acidity in a chardonnay-focused style make for a tense and steely champagne of impressive stature. A high-strung lemon zest core is lled out with impressive complexity of g, mixed spice and ginger cake, finishing long and dry, with firm minerality and prominent acidity.
Time has made for a creamy mouthfeel and heighted vanilla nougat character, underlined with the fine chalk minerality of Cumières, drawing out a long and enticing finish. It’s wonderful now and will only get better over the next decade." Tyson Stelzer
Technical details: 58% chardonnay and 42% pinot noir from the best vineyard plots of Cumieres. Dosage is at 4 g/l and disgorged in March 2018.
Harvested and sorted by hand Traditional Coquard wine press. Only the cuvée (first juice of the pressing) is selected; vinification plot-by-plot for 45% in demi-muid casks and barrels. No malolactic fermentation to preserve freshness.