Wines

This Champagne Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs with a great aromatic richness proudly represents the values of the house.
Location

Exposure : South, South-East
Altitude : 170m

Terroir

Origine of Grapes : 100% Grauves Premier Cru Côte des Blancs
Growing Area : Coeur de Terroir
Vines Age : 45 years
Soils type : Chalk

In the vineyard

Method : Sustainable Viticulture
100% Hand-Harvested

Vinification

Pressure : Fractional (prunings are separated from the rest and eliminated)
Fermentation : In stainless steel vats
Reserve Wines : 0%
Bottling : 2015

Ageing

Ageing on laths : 42 months
Disgorgement : 24/97/2019

Serving

Drinking Window : To drink within two years
Service Temperature : 8-11 °C

Tasting notes

A brilliant yellow colour highlighted by flashes of gold. On the nose freshness and minerality subtly marry with notes of ripe citrus fruit. A crisp and tight attack is sustained by the creamy texture of the mousse whilst the freshness of the wine is perfectly complemented by flavours of citrus fruit and stone fruit culminating in a finish that is long and full of flavour.

Food and wine pairings

Shellfish, Poultry, Veal, lean fish, cheese

Alcohol content

12,5

Grapes

Chardonnay : 100 %

This brilliant wine is the result of a partnership between Erick de Sousa in the Côte des Blancs and Burgundian Chardonnay specialist Olivier Leflaive. It shines with crisp white fruit and citrus flavor, textured with minerality. Bottle age has let a touch of toastiness creep in, making it very ready to drink.

Roger Voss
Wine Enthusiast , 93pts , 2017-06-01