Composition: 20% Chardonnay. 40% Pinot Noir. 40% Pinot Meunier. Grapes are sourced from around 40 different crus. Minimum 30 months on the lees before disgorgement. Comments: The current cuvee is based on the 2008 vintage with 14% reserve wines from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005. Alcohol: 12.5% Dosage: 10g/1 Tasting Notes: Attractive bouquet, with youthful, delicate, creamy hints and touch of yeasty autolysis. In mouth, lively persistent bubbles with clean, soft creamy fruit, excellent intensity and a lingering finish. Elegant and balanced.
Notes of ripe fruits follow: pear, candied citrus, plum, nectarine and white peach. On the palate, the construction is precise and the substance is velvety. The first impression of creamy roundness progressively allows the linear, tight structure to appear. The flavours of fruit become fresher: mandarin orange and pink grapefruit.