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Exclusively made of Chardonnay grapes, this wine is also known as “the Lace of Champagne” because of its very fine and persistent white mousse…
First pressing Chardonnay, sourced exclusively from grands crus vineyards “Côte des Blancs”.
25 vintages, going back to 1985.
Four years sur lie, then ten months further ageing after disgorgement. The delicacy of the bubbles helps to tame the naturally mineral Grands Crus to offer a sensation that is both creamy and lively.
A very old winemaking method is used where fermentation in the bottle is less powerful than traditional champagne.
Extra brut, very low dosage: 5g/L.
Tasting by Bruno Paillard
EYE Very pale and shiny with green tints. The effervescence is lighter than in the other Champagnes thanks to a less powerful bottle fermentation.
NOSE First aromas are citrus – lime and grapefruit – followed by white flowers. While opening in the glass, a touch of almond and toast appears.
PALATE The entry is lively leading to a complex combination of citrus and white flowers. The effervescence is extremely fine, silky and creamy. The finish is fresh and long.