This prestigious cuvee is the product of select 100% Estate vineyards. The Chardonnay Grand Crus include Mont-Aigu in Chouilly, Chapelle in Avize, Terre de Noël in Oger and both Chetillon and Aillerand in Mesnil sur Oger. Each plot is vinified separately in oak barrels to highlight elegance and vitality. A touch of Pinot Noir imparts roundness and character.
COLOR: Yellow gold
AROMA: Brioche, vanilla and smoky aromas alternate with citrus fruits such as lemon and mandarin.
TASTE: Fresh and floral, with a rich hint of marzipan underscoring the flavors of patisserie pear, white peach, fennel seed and lemon zest. Fine texture, showing sleek acidity on the finish.
Grape Varieties Used:
5% Pinot Noir
Sugar Level: 6.00 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation is conducted at low, stable temperatures in single vineyard batches in order to optimize the aromatic complexity inherent to each terroir. All cuvees undergo malolactic fermentation developing a characteristic smoothness and the first inklings of those brioche-like aromas. ~20% of the final blend is barrel fermented.
Length/Type of Aging: The wines are bottled for a second fermentation called ‘prise de mousse’ (capturing the sparkle) then stored at 53 degrees in chalk cellars where they age for a minimum of 12 years.
Cases Produced: 1,800