Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: 42% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir & 18% Pinot Menuier
Tasting Notes: Bright, golden hue with shimmering highlights.
Fine, lively mousse with lingering threads of bubbles.
The bouquet is open and rich yet also wonderfully fresh.
It offers an explosion of ripe, delicate fruit with intense
notes of yellow fruit (mirabelle plum) from the Pinot noir
complemented by sweet citrus fruits (lemon meringue
pie) and delicate notes of white flowers (jasmine) from
the Chardonnay. The nose opens up to reveal autolytic
characters and evolves towards smoky, roasted notes and
freshly baked pastries.
The palate is deep and dense with a big, well-structured
backbone. The texture is simply mesmerizing with its
fleshy mouthfeel from the Pinot noir that coats the palate
before giving way to an incredible saline freshness with
a pleasant hint of bitterness. This wine combines the
strength, intensity and power of the delectably ripe Pinot
noirs which are balanced to perfection by the chalky
freshness and density from the Chardonnay which forms
the majority of the blend.