VINIFICATION, BLENDING AND AGEING

Blending of vintage years
1995 (60%), 1993 (20%), 1990 (20%)

  • 1995: a very hot summer follows a cool spring thus producing fine, lively wines. The Chardonnays are of very high quality and the Pinots Noirs most complex.
  • 1993: after a mild spring and a hot, dry summer which is particularly beneficial to the quality of the grapes, harvesting takes place at the rainy beginning of September revealing structured wines with lively, fresh Chardonnays and full bodied Pinots Noirs.
  • 1990: the grapes are harvested at perfect maturity and bring forth an exceptional balance of freshness and aromatic richness.
  • 10 Grands Crus

    • 55% Chardonnay from : Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Avize, Oger, Chouilly.
    • 45% Pinot Noir from : Ambonnay, Bouzy, Tours-sur-Marne, Mailly, Louvois.

    20 years of ageing on lees in 150cl magnum and 300cl jeroboam.

    SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

    The colour is dense, with a golden glow enlivened with delicate, very fine bubbles. A nose full of freshness with candied citrus, notes of chestnut honey, hazelnut and roasted almond followed by tobacco, truffle and toasted bread aromas. A rich, silky texture on the palate, concentrated with notes of toast and spice. The finish has great length combining freshness and complexity.
    Serving temperature: between 10°C and 12°C.

    AWARDS

  • James Suckling, 2019: 99/100
  • Jancis Robinson, 2019: 19,5/20
  • Richard Juhlin, 2019: 97/100
  • The World of Fine Wine, 2019: 98/100
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