What struck us about this cuvee is its richness coupled with freshness and the play between orchard and yellow fruit. The addition of pinot blanc elevates the wine and provides a minerality that is akin to a ‘stony’ or ‘earthy’ sensation. After the nose settled down, the fruit profile started to show some nashi pear, yellow grapefruit and spice. The palate remained uber dry and mouth puckeringly good..
“Meticulous farming meets meticulous winemaking. Very much on the ripe side, with little oxidation, and just enough dosage to stop it from being hollow (2g/l). Lots of zesty fruit aromas (cherry, white apricot, white raspberry) with a sprinkling of varietal spice from the PN (cinnamon dust, candied rhubarb and rose). Brioche-y autolysis notes are present, but ride behind the fruit. Likewise with the chalky minerality. Reminds me a lot of the Marie-Courtin cuvées that see some dosage. Great now, but could stand some time in the cellar for sure.”
- Head Sommelier, Aureole NYC
80% Pinot noir, 20% Pinot blanc with Organic and Biodynamic vineyard regime (although not certified). Base year is 2014 of which has spent 15 months in Oak barriques plus the addition of 20% reserve wine. Dosage is 2 g/l and very low sulphur.
Villages: En Barmont, Les Escharere, La Forêt. Les Prémalins & En Valingrain.