This original blend 100 % Chardonnay from Bouzy for the structure and the presence, and from the Marne Valley for the freshness and vivacity, offers a gourmand and fresh wine.
Lively in mouth and subtle in nose, it offers a good balance of a beautiful Champagne of spirit.

Presentation

The vintage
Only Chardonnay, blend of years.
The blended quantity of wine represents the double of the bottled volume. The remaining part is kept in vat to be the base for the next year blend.
That is why year after year you will find back this taste perfectly reproduced which characterises this cuvée.
Situation
Bouzy (Grand Cru of « Montagne de Reims ») and Brasles (« Vallée de la Marne »)
Terroir
Bouzy is a village of "Grande Montagne de Reims", especially of the "Côte des Noirs" because stronghold of Pinot Noir with a subsoil of full chalk and a clayey-limestone soil.
Brasles is a highly sloping hill overlooking the Marne river, with harder limestone subsoils and clay-loam soils.
On these slopes, vine grows on soils composed by fragments of millstones, pebbles and sand mixed with clays of decalcification of millstones, resulting of erosion.
It is well suited to the Champagne wine. Light colored, it provides during the day a beneficial reflection of warmth and light to the vine. Rather thin, it is conducive to quality.
A few hundred millions years ago deposed by the seas of the end of the Mesozoic era, the chalk of Cretaceous can go down to 200 meters deep. It absorbs heat and returns it. It is the same with water to regulate the absorption by the vines which plunge the roots up to 3-4 meters deep.
The climate is generally like the Parisian Basin, generally with mild winters, uncertain springs, hot summers and cool autumns but usually quite beautiful.
In the vineyard
Vines grown on the principle of sustainable viticulture, using organic fertilizers, natural weed and other techniques to preserve the best of nature.
The old vines are no longer torn but maintained by inter-planting to preserve the diversity of genetic potential.
Winemaking
Traditional pressing, the juices are divided in 4 or 5 fractions.
Differentiation of the young and old vine, fermentation thermoregulation to 18°C, conservation on fermentation lees, Malolactic degradation wanted.
Reserve in vat and about 4 years’ bottles.
Dosage: 6 grams/l.
Varietals
Chardonnay : 100%
Technical specifications
Age of vines: > 35 years ans
Volume production (hL): 3000 bottles
Residual Sugar (g/l): 6 g/l
Alcohol level (% vol.): 12.5 % vol.

Tasting advices

Serving tips
Serving temperature: 13°C
Potential: 2/4 years
Tasting notes
Aspect: pale yellow adorned by golden glints. Fine bubbles.
Bouquet: fresh and pleasant in foreground with pronounced citrus fruit notes (lemon and pomelo), menthol and fennel and in a second time you can smell white fruits (peach, pear) and a touch of ginger.
Palate: full-bodied with a nice freshness, lenght in mouth.
Generally, a fresh and gourmand wine, brightning now, it can also reserve good surprises by aging.
Food pairing
This wine will waken a spicy and high in taste aperitif . It will perfectly escort all seafood products, like grilled sole, turbot in dutch sauce, salmon or smoked halibut, prawns and seafood platter or even a lobster in all possible ways.

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