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Derived exclusively from Grand Cru-classified terroirs, this cuvée is composed of Chardonnay from the communes of Oger and Le Mesnil- sur-Oger. Wholly fabricated from the "Cœurs de Cuvée" ("heart of the cuvée"), it is vinified without malolactic fermentation and matured in oak barrels. After several years of ageing in the bottle in our cellars, this cuvée is aimed at true Chardonnay aficionados. Endowed with great freshness and finesse, this cuvée is recommended for aperitif or to accompany seafood dishes.
Origin: 100% Chardonnay from villages of Le Mesnil sur Oger and Oger (Grand-Cru)
Vinifcation: Composed exclusively of first press Chardonnay. Racking at cold temperatures for 30 hours (10°C)
Fermentation: in large oak casks (72hl) with native yeasts. No malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Aged on fine lees in oak casks 9 months and bottled with very little filtration. Aged in the bottle in the cellar for three to four years before release.
Dosage: with MCR (grape juice concentrate, made in house)the dosage is adapted to the evolution of the wine
Vintage: 100% from 2014
Press and Awards:
90/100, Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2019
90/100, Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2018
3 stars Guide Hachette 2018 (highest possible rating)
Diamond Medal SAKURA Wine Awards 2017 (Japan)
Double gold Medal SAKURA Wine Awards 2018 (Japan)
91/100 Guide Grandi Champagne 2017 (Italy)
90/100, Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2017
Citation Guide Hachette 2017
2 stars Guide Hachette 2016
90/100, Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
13.5/20 Guide spécial Champagne Gault & Millau 2016
89/100, Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2015
89/100 Guide Grandi Champagne 2015 (Italy)
"2 capsules" Guide Exclusif champagne 2014
87/100, Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2014
Double Gold medal / SAKURA Wine Awards 2014 (Japan)
Bronze medal DECANTER 2013
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2011 (London)
4* Guide Das Champagner Handbuch (Germany)
Guide Hachette: 2* in 2009, 2* in 2010, citation in 2011