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Selection Brut Nature - Grand Cru

Pure, potent, it is definitely a wine for the enlightened amateur. It is drunk on a clean palate, before the meal. Itbrings out the marine flavours of seafood and shellfish, particularly as they will be highly iodized.

The wine

The very high proportion of the roundest vintages of Pinot noir allows the absence of dosage and the small fraction of Chardonnay brings a touch of youth which will avoid heaviness.

The vintage

Assembly of the year and grape variety. The amount of assembled wine is twice the volume bottled, the remaining part is kept in tanks as a base to assemble the next. Thus in time, you will find the "homemade taste" perfectly reproduced that characterizes this wine.

Location

Grand Cru from terroirs of BOUZY, AMBONNAY et LOUVOIS

Terroir

Bouzy is a village of Grande Montagne de Reims, especially of the "Côte des Noirs (Coast of Blacks)" because stronghold of Pinot Noir.
On its slopes, vine grows on soils constituted of fragments of millstones, pebbles and sand mixed with clays of decalcification of millstones, resulting of runoff. Silts of the plate cover with a fertile coat the tops of hills, and old alluvium formed of sand, gravel and chalk pebbles.
It is well suited to the Champagne wine. Usually light in color, it provides in the day, in favor of the vine, a good reflection of the warmth and light. Rather thin, it is conducive to quality
The basement is chalk bélemnites upper Santonian (Campanian) and chalk micrasters Lower Senonian of the Marne.
Deposed by the seas of the end of the Mesozoic era, there was a few hundred million years the chalk of Cretaceous can go down to 200 meters deep. It absorbs heat and returns it. She did the same with water to regulate the absorption by vines that plunges its roots up to 3-4 meters deep.
The climate is generally that of the Paris Basin, with generally mild winters, uncertain spring, 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.

Vinification

Picked by hand, with selective screening on the bunch. 90% Pinot Noir from the most adaptable vintages, with theroundness that avoids the need for any dosage, and 10% Chardonnay for a hint of youth that will prevent heaviness.
Stock in vats and bottles about 7 years.
No dosage.

Varietals

Pinot Noir : 85%
Chardonnay : 15%

Specifications

Age of vines: > 35 years years old
Production volume: 3 500 bottles
Alcohol content: 12.5% ABV
GM: This product does not contain any GMOs or elements derived from GMOs
Allergènes: Contains sulphites. Does not contain egg or egg products. Does not contain milk or milk-based products.

Serving

Serving temperature: 12 ° C - Potential: 2 / 5 years

Tasting notes

Aspect: amber-gold, the bubbles are evident, steady and not too exuberant.
Bouquet: complex, crystallised fruits and spices, a hint of brioche, very dense.
Palate: a wine that is both full-bodied and lively, strong -inosity typical of the Bouzy region. Lingers in the mouth expressively.

Food and wine pairings

Aperitif
Smoked, grilled, in terrines or raw fish
Shellfish, grilled, in cassolettes or fresh, shrimps and bouquets
Raw meat

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