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  • Producer ranking ?

    36
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled scallops, Toast Skagen & fresh oysters

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The Story

This cuvée was named in tribute to Louis, Elisabeth Salmon’s brother, who was passionate about oenology and highly involved in from the earliest creation of the House. Originating from the best parcels of the Côte des Blancs, the Blanc de Blancs vintage is impressed with a purity and minerality.

This cuvée is created from 3 Grands Crus from the Côte des Blancs: Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant.

Dosage: 7g/l

Vinification: 50% vinified in oak casks. Partial malolactic fermentation

Ageing on lees: 10 years

Tasting notes: This cuvée exhibits the noble elegance of a defined and mineral Chardonnay. Its natural balance replicates a harmonious model of a blend of the best Grands Crus sites of the Côte des Blancs.

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Vintage 2004

A great example of how large yields do not necessarily mean poor quality in Champagne. As a reaction to the previous year's low yields, the vines produced one of the largest crops on record. The growing season proceeded without major difficulties but the bumper crop called for bud thinning. August brought about cooler weather and some rains, increasing the risk of rot. The massive crop, averaging 13,990 kg/ha, was picked from September 18th onwards. The quality was a pleasant surprise; vibrant wines with appropriate intensity, refined charm and refreshing lightness. This vintage impresses me more and more, and I feel tempted to give it the full five stars. It comes with a rare balance of freshness, lightness, yet fine aromatic intensity. Post-release, this vintage has proven to be slow to age, and elegant wines are likely to keep on ageing gracefully. Dom Pérignon and Louis Roederer Cristal both excelled.

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Origin

Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Champagne

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

8-10C

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