- Leading producer based in Vertus using organic methods since 2010
- Excellent example of grower champagne that is outstanding
- Pair with a rustic Croque Monsier or Madame, depending on your mood
This is one of three wines that Pascal makes that is a single vineyard - Vertus. This is both expressive and beautifully poised, showing white flowers, stone fruit and fine lemon zest on the nose. The palate has great breadth, energy and structure, finishing with familiar notes of fresh bread and warm pastry.
There is a vivid citrus drive, precision and intensity of a great vintage. This is a top notch Blanc de Blancs that shows off the richness of southern Cotes des Blancs Chardonnay alongside the tension and intensity of the 2008 vintage.
Technical details: Organic, Natural Yeasts, long ageing. Bottled April 2009 and disgorged May 27th 2020, with 3.5 grams of dosage. The grapes for this cuvee come from five of Pascal’s best parcels in Vertus. Vinified in oak barrels with indigenous yeasts.
"The vintage-dated Vertus comes from a selection of Doquet’s best parcels on the mid-slope, and a third of it is aged in barrel. This shows both the clay and the chalk characters of the village: we often think of Vertus blanc de blancs as being a lean, linear wine, yet this is downright full-bodied in comparison with the Mont Aimé, demonstrating the richness of clay as well as the liveliness of chalk." Peter Liem