Composition: 45% Chardonnay mostly from Cramant and Avize. 50% Pinot Noir particularly from Montagne Nord, including Mailly and Verzy. 5% Pinot Meunier from Dizy and Venteuil 6 years on the lees before disgorgement. Comments: The blend is dominated by the Chardonnays of the Cramant and Avize Grand Crus: generous and open in the 2004 vintage. The Pinot Grand Crus from the Montagne Nord including Mailly and Verzy are rich and powerful, with notes of red fruit. Alcohol: 12.5% Dosage: 8g/1 Tasting Notes: The delicate, fruity bouquet has initial notes of peony which give way to fresh red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry. On the palate, a nice balance of fresh pomegranate and pink grapefruit. The wine has an elegant, subtly tangy attack, a full- bodied harmony and pleasant silky finish.