- Tiny biodynamic & organic producer producing rich flinty style of champagne
- Excellent example of value grower champagne
- Pair with fresh figs, shaved ham and some toasted almonds
'Eclats de Meulière' means “burst of millstone” recalling the nature of soils which are calcareous clay with little flints and millstones. On the nose it’s fresh and citrusy with grapefruit and lemon plus some generous orchard fruit like pear in the background. The palate is well-balanced, flavoursome, clean, juicy and extremely mineral driven.
Technical details: 60% Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Wild fermented for the primary fermentation. A blend 80% stainless steel and 20% older oak foudres (500L+) with about six months of ageing in tank and regular bâtonnage (lees-stirring).
For the secondary fermentation in bottle, the wine aged for 30 months on its lees with full malolactic fermentation and approx 5.5 g/L dosage. Vines are on average 35 years old and they use organic and biodynamic practices.