- 2008 Vintage- an exceptional year in Champagne
- South-east facing 40 year-old vineyard
- Embodies the finesse of Chardonnay, completed by the structure of Pinot Noir
The Champagne has a light green-yellow colour with pale and lightly lemon-yellow hints. It is lively with fine and light bubbles that feed a delicate ring. The first nose shows great purity of expression with flavours of lemon heart, citron, pebbly chalk, verbena, and biscuit. When aerated, the Champagne reveals notes of rhubarb, fresh grape, and some acacia fragrance. Further airing reveals mineral smells of wet chalk and iodine, supported by anise and peppered mint notes.
The initial palate is smooth and fresh with some creamy and melted effervescence. The mid-palate is orchestrated by a chalky minerality providing some elegance and strengthening the chalk power on the finish, typical of the 2008 vintage. Sensations of delicacy and freshness are increased by the return of anise and iodine aromas that enhance an ultimate chalky touch of high purity.
96% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Noir. Aged for 9 years on lees. Dosage: 6g/L. Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks followed by malolactic fermentation