- Savvy and innovative grower based in Les Mesnil Sur Oger
- Great reflection of Blanc de blancs from this area
- Pair with crispy Calamari and herbed mayo
Rodolphe Péters loves the freshness and tension of 2013 even more than 2012, and likens it with 2008. It shines in this blend with clarity, precision and excellent lemon and pear freshness, flowing into generosity of crisp red apple fruit.
All the theatrics of his masterful reserve solera build out a backdrop of deeply layered, biscuity complexity. It concludes with well-poised acid line, with the magnificent, frothing mineral structure of Le Mesnil singing loud and clear.
The 2012 base is a tighter, drier and riper style of pear, apple and lemon, showing greater influence of the reserve in marzipan and biscuits, concluding with a touch more of the dry-extract effect of 2011 in the solera than it did on first release.
50% current vintage, 50% reserve solera dating from 1988; grand cru Côte des Blancs; DIAM closure