- One of the best producers we've seen this year
- Uses Solera ageing in his reserve wines for extra depth
- Pair with some Sushi with Ginger, lime and avocado
Mineral, tense, racy yet complex. Notes of red and green apple, silky texture and some wet stone to finish. Fabrice's Blanc de Blancs has always come from the Terres Froides parcel in the village of Tauxièrres-Mutry in Montagne de Reims, and along with Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in the Marne Vallée, these are the only two villages with a 99% rating, just missing 1 point for Grand Cru status!
Fabrice has a half a hectare in this parcel which is a lieu dit of Les Fourches, south-west of the village, closer to Tours-sur-Marne. It has a north exposition and a cool to cold microclimate with risk of spring frost. The soil here is more chalk than clay which can be found closer to the village, and the cool microclimate is perfect for Chardonnay.
Vinified in barrel and enameled steel vats. Reserve wines aged in oak casks | 100% Chardonnay | Base vintage 2014 + 35% Reserve wines | Dosage 3.5g/l